Dr. Judith Iriarte-Gross
Dr. Judith Iriarte-Gross has a national reputation for her work in encouraging girls and women in STEM education and careers. Dr. Iriarte-Gross received special invitations to talk at the 2007 WHET annual meeting, serve as the keynote speaker for the Rutherford Chamber of Commerce BEP Summer Professional Development Workshop for middle and high school teachers, and to talk to parents, educators, and girl scout troop leaders about STEM careers at the first Girl University (July 2008). She was invited to speak to the University of Oregon's graduate women in STEM organization as well as to its GK12 graduate students in February 2009. Dr. Iriarte-Gross was awarded the Southeastern region Stan Israel Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences from the American Chemical Society in October 2008.