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Lorena Bociu Wins 2016 Equity for Women Award

The NC State Council on the Status of Women has named Assistant Professor Lorena Bociu the faculty recipient of its 2016 Equity for Women Award. Bociu was cited for her efforts to promote mathematical careers to female students. She organizes the annual event “Math Doesn’t Bug Me” as part of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ BugFest day, serves as faculty advisor for the Association for Women in Mathematics student chapter, and has served as a faculty mentor for 15 of the first year Women in Science and Engineering students. Her nomination letter cites the “huge impact on NC State” that she has already made as a pre-tenure faculty member.