WiSE Faculty Yolanda Gil and Jean Morrison Named 2008 "Remarkable Women"
On March 5 at the Davidson Conference Center, WiSE Faculty Yolanda Gil and Jean Morrison were honored among 10 other women faculty, staff, and students for their contributions to the USC community, as part of the Sixth Annual Remarkable Women Awards, sponsored by The Office of Campus Activities and the Women's Student Assembly.
Peers and students nominated the awardees, and the recipients were chosen based on achievements in their respective fields, significant contributions to USC, commitment to students, commitment to women's issues, community involvement, leadership accomplishments and professional recognition and honors.
Jean Morrison is the Vice Provost for Graduate Programs, Professor of Earth Sciences and has been the Director of the WiSE Program since 2002.
Yolanda Gil is Research Associate Professor in the USC Department of Computer Science, Principal Investigator and Project Leader of the Interactive Knowledge Capture research group at USC's Information Sciences Institute (ISI), and Associate Division Director for Research of the Intelligent Systems Division at ISI, which is home to more than one hundred AI researchers and PhD students.
Among the staff awardees, Kate Baxter Director of the Women in Engineering (WIE) Program in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Office of Admission and Student Affairs was also honored.
The 2008 awardees join 60 other women who have been recognized over the past six years as "Remarkable Women". Almost 350 outstanding women have been nominated by their peers for this honor. Applications for the nominations for the Remarkable Women Awards are available in January of every year.
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