May 14, 2012
By Kim McDonald
Associate Dean for Education Gabriele Wienhausen has won the 2012 Athena Pinnacle Award in Education. The Athena San Diego Pinnacle Awards are presented annually to individuals and organizations that, "through the development and promotion of skilled and talented women, have had a significant impact within the San Diego technology, life science, healthcare, defense, energy, clean-tech and services sectors."
Athena cited Wienhausen for her "profound impact in multiple arenas, including founding Provost of UCSD's Sixth College; founder/co-director of the Doctoral Program in Mathematics and Science Education; principal investigator for the Pacific Rim Experience for Undergraduate Summer Research; principal investigator for the Howard Hughes Science Enrichment Program; co-director of the California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science; and Associate Dean for Education, Division of Biological Sciences." More on her award is available on the Athena Website.