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Denice D. Denton

We at FairerScience, were very sorry to hear of the death of Denice D. Denton, Chancellor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. As Diane Matt, WEPAN's executive director wrote: Dr. Denton was a remarkable leader and a tireless advocate for diversity in engineering and science. Dr. Denton earned multiple engineering degrees from MIT, and became the first tenured female faculty member in engineering at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She went on to lead the engineering college at the University of Washington. Dr. Denton was recently named the 2006 winner of the Maria Mitchell award for her contributions to women in science. We will remember Dr. Denton for her leadership in advocating for women in engineering and science.

Dr. Dentonís UCSC home page is being transformed into a memorial page: http://chancellor.ucsc.edu. If you wish to share your comments on her many achievements or her enduing legacy, please send your remembrance (along with your name, position and relationship to Denice) to Elizabeth Irwin at emirwin@ucsc.edu.