Monthly archives: January, 2011

CRWG Winter 2010-2011 Newsletter

2010-2011 Winter

  • Featured Researcher: Chisina Kapungu
  • COE Receives Health Assessment and Planning Grant to Serve Southern Illinois
  • Viewpoints: Chicago Mayoral Race: Where are the Windy Women? By Veronica Arreola
  • Featured Alumna: Regina Rust

CRWG WISE Program Receives Presidential Award

The CRWG’s Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program received the 2011 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. The award, announced by President Obama January 21, 2011 honors WISE’s mentoring initiatives and includes a $10,000 grant for continued mentoring work. The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring recognize the crucial role that mentoring plays in the academic and personal development of students studying science or engineering – particularly those who belong to groups that are underrepresented in those fields.


CRWG Director Honored for Work in Ghana

In a ceremony held on January 24, CRWG Director Stacie Geller was installed as Development Queen Mother of the Manso Nkwanta Traditional Area in Ghana by the Queen Mother and King of Manso Nkwanta. She is now known in the area as Nana Akosua Kannin I. The King asked Stacie to contribute to the area by helping to improve education and decrease teenage pregnancy. Congratulations, Stacie!