"Thank you for all the ways you empower and impact your students, help them realize their dreams, and reach their potential," Maureen Biggers, executive director of the IU Center of Excellence for Women & Technology, wrote to Irene Newton, professor in the College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Biology at Indiana University Bloomington.
Newton has been selected to receive the center's Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award.
"We received numerous nominations to consider for this year’s faculty award, and our Faculty Advisory Board Selection Committee was unanimous in this decision. You are one of four faculty [members] to receive this year’s award," wrote Biggers.
Winners of the award are chosen based on nominations submitted by students and colleagues.
Newton will be presented with the award during the center's Faculty and Staff Celebration and Mentor Awards Recognition event on Tuesday, May 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Indiana Memorial Union Solarium. Awards will be presented at 4:30 p.m.
According to its website, the mission of the Center of Excellence for Women & Technology is to serve as a national model by promoting, empowering, and advancing women to build confidence and knowledge about technology, expand leadership and tech skills, fully leverage technology in support of academic and professional excellence, and foster intellectual networks, resources, and interdisciplinary collaborations.