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Informatics school dean honored at White House today

POSTED AT 11:01 PM ON Dec. 8, 2011  (UPDATED AT 11:01 PM ON Dec. 8, 2011)

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School of Informatics and Computing Dean Bobby Schnabel is among 12 individuals who will be honored at the White House today for efforts to recruit girls and women within science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

The honorees will be acknowledged as “Champions of Change,” which is a program that was introduced in tandem with President Obama’s “Winning the Future” initiative.

The 12 honorees come from a variety of backgrounds and professions, including industry leaders, teachers, nonprofit leaders and students, and all have contributed a substantial amount of effort to “reduce barriers” that would otherwise typically drive girls and women away from such careers, according to a press release from the University.

“Bobby Schnabel has been an outstanding leader and mentor in advocating for education programs at the local, state, regional, national and international level designed to make improvements for girls and women in identifying the rich opportunities that exist in the STEM fields,” IU President Michael McRobbie said.



 

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