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Grove School Dean Gilda Barabino wins AIChE excellence award

Gilda Barabino
Grove School of Engineering Dean Gilda Barabino

Gilda A. Barabino, dean and Berg Professor in the Grove School of Engineering at The City College, is the winner of AIChE’s 2016 William W. Grimes Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering.

The honor is in recognition of her outstanding achievements as a distinguished role model for underrepresented minorities in chemical engineering through mentoring, contributions to the community and for her excellent scientific contributions to the advancement of chemical engineering. It is given out by AIChE’s Minority Affairs Committee.

Barabino has served as dean of the Grove School since 2013. She is the first African-American woman to serve as dean of engineering at a college that is not an HBCU. A noted researcher in sickle cell disease, cellular and tissue engineering, she has distinguished herself as a leader and tireless advocate for diversity in science and engineering.

She is currently president of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and previously chaired its committee for underrepresented minorities. 

In AIChE, Barabino is a member of Minority Affairs Committee and past recipient of its Distinguished Service Award, co-founder of the Minority Faculty Forum and a member of the Women’s Initiatives Committee.

AIChE is the world's leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with more than 50,000 members from over 100 countries. AIChE has the breadth of resources and expertise you need whether you are in core process industries or emerging areas, such as translational medicine.

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Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 15,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in the College of Liberal Arts and Science; Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; School of Education; Grove School of Engineering; Sophie Davis Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine; and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.


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