EGSC Biology Program receives INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine’s 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award

by | August 28, 2018 5:02 pm

   East Georgia State College’s Department of Biology was recently named one of INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine’s 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM. INSIGHT Into Diversity is the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. This award honors colleges and universities that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). East Georgia State College will be featured, along with 77 other recipients, in the September 2018 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

   Inspiring Programs in STEM Award winners were selected by INSIGHT Into Diversity based on efforts to inspire and encourage a new generation of young people to consider careers in STEM through mentoring, teaching, research and successful programs and initiatives.

   “The EGSC Department of Biology is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive climate for all students and this award confirms that EGSC continually strives to recruit, educate, and retain underrepresented minority students,” said EGSC Dean of the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Dr. Jimmy Wedincamp. “Congratulations to the faculty and staff of the Biology Department for their dedication in assisting underrepresented populations. This is a well-deserved honor.”

   Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Dr. Deborah Vess, agreed, stating, “EGSC is very proud of the work being done through…

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