Their paper titled "Leadership and Service Learning Improves Confidence of Engineering Skills in Women" has been selected to receive the 2012 Denice D. Denton Best Paper Award for our division. Congratulations!
The 2012 Best Paper authors (Jennifer Wang, Eli Patten, Ryan Shelby, Farzana Ansari and Lisa Pruitt) will receive a $250 cash award (to be divided among the authors) and the paper will go forward for evaluation as a candidate for the 2012 ASEE National Conference Best Paper Award. The Denice D. Denton Best Paper award will be announced at the WIED Business Meeting and the Joint K-12/Minorities/Women in Engineering Reception both of which occur on Monday June 11 at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition in San Antonio, TX.
Denice Dee Denton (27 August 1959 - 24 June 2006) was a professor of electrical engineering and an academic administrator. She held academic appointments at both the University of Massachusetts and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich. In 1996, Denice became the first women engineering dean at a major research institution with her appointment to lead the College of Engineering at the University of Washington. In 2003 at the age of 45, Denice D. Denton became the youngest person to be appointed chancellor in the University of California system at UC-Santa Cruz.
Women engineering faculty will forever remember Denice for what she achieved as she paved the way for acceptance of women as engineering academic leaders.