Dr. Christine Grant, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, received the 2009 Council for Chemical Research Diversity Award.
Grant, associate dean for faculty development and special initiatives in the College of Engineering, was recognized for her positive impact on the advancement of minorities, women and underrepresented groups within chemistry based-sciences and engineering. The award was presented during the council’s 30th anniversary meeting in Salt Lake City last month.
Grant joined the NC State faculty in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in1989, becoming the first African-American woman faculty member in the College of Engineering. She is founder and director of the Promoting Underrepresented Presence On Science and Engineering Faculties (PURPOSE) Institute, an organization dedicated to increasing the number and success of engineering faculty members from underrepresented groups.