Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange, University of Washington vice president for minority affairs and vice provost for diversity, received the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) Founders Award at the organization’s national conference in Atlanta, Ga., June 21.
The Founders Award honors a WEPAN member who exemplifies the spirit of the WEPAN founders through extraordinary long-term service to the organization. A WEPAN member since 2001, Dr. Lange has served as a president and board member, and on the Research & New Opportunities and WEPAN Knowledge Center Committees.
At the UW, Dr. Lange is active in mentoring students, especially in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. She is the project manager for an alliance between colleges in Washington, Oregon and Idaho that works collaboratively to increase the number of underrepresented students earning degrees in STEM. Dr. Lange also serves on the UW ADVANCE Leadership team and continues to advocate for more female faculty in STEM.
WEPAN is the nation’s leading organization focused on propelling higher education to increase the number and advance the prominence of diverse communities of women in engineering. Its 880 members are based in 140 engineering schools, as well as corporations, government agencies and not-for-profit organizations.
Read the full press release on the WEPAN web site.