Three Women Scientists Earn National Honors

Dumont, Betsy new.jpgElizabeth R. Dumont, provost of biology and vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, received the Gerrit S. Miller Award from the North American Society for Bat Research. Her research focuses on the ecology, evolution, and biomechanics of bats’ feeding.

Professor Dumont is a graduate of Indiana University. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Stony Brook University of the State University of New York System.

HinkleNancy Hinkle, a veterinary medical entomologist at the University of Georgia received the 2014 Recognition Award in Urban Entomology from the Entomological Society of America for her studies of insect pests in the human environment. Dr. Hinkle is also an expert on delusional parasitosis.

Dr Hinkle holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Auburn University in Alabama. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of Florida.

dresselhaus_millieMildred Dresselhaus, Institute Professor Emerita of Physics and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will be awarded the 2015 Medal of Honor at the annual convention of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in June.

Dr. Dresselhaus is native of The Bronx, New York. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Hunter College of the City University of New York. Professor Dresselhaus holds a master’s degree from Radcliffe College and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She has been on the faculty at MIT for more than a half-century.

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