William F. Tate, dean of the Graduate School at Washington University in St. Louis, has received the 2017 Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. Tate is also vice provost for graduate education and the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences.
The Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award honors professionals from underrepresented groups who have advanced the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
“We are delighted that Bill Tate is being recognized for his outstanding efforts to promote STEM education at Washington University and beyond,” Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton said. “He is a leader in his field and, true to the name of the award, he has done much to inspire students from all backgrounds not only to consider pursuing work in these important fields, but also to find a true passion for them. It is a fitting honor for one of our most prominent scholars.”
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