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Citadel News Service
8 Jun 2016

Head of The Citadel Department of Chemistry named one of Top 100 Women in STEM

Holly Bevsek, Ph.D., professor and head of The Citadel Department of Chemistry was selected as a recipient of the Insight Into Diversity magazine's 100 Inspiring Women in STEM Award for 2015. The recognition honors women who work to make a difference in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

The Insight Into Diversity website says:

While women who work in these fields enjoy significant opportunities to engage in new discoveries and innovations, they are rarely recognized for their hard work and dedication. Through this award, we acknowledge these women who inspire and encourage a new generation of young women to consider careers in STEM, through mentoring, teaching, research and successful programs and initiatives.

Bevsek's work at The Citadel centers srongly on leading undergraduate and graduate level student research. Her research interests are in the area of atmospheric chemistry, reactions of small molecules within carbon nanotubes, and chemical education. She has received funding from the Henry and Camille Dreyfus Foundation, the South Carolina Space Grant Consortium and The Citadel Foundation.

Bevsek received a Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1996 from the University of Pittsburgh. She earned her B.S. in Chemistry from Marquette University in 1989. Bevsek joined the college in 2005 as a visiting professor and was promoted to head of the chemistry department in 2014. Read more about Bevsek here. 

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