The ASU Faculty Women’s Association (FWA) seeks to recognize faculty who have demonstrated outstanding mentorship to students and other faculty members. New College’s Dr. Lara Ferry won the 2016 FWA Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award for her remarkable impact in the academic community.
In addition to serving as Interim School Director and Professor in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Dr. Ferry shares her time and knowledge with the next generation of scholars. She developed the mentorship program between ASU and the Herberger Young Scholars Academy (HYSA) early-entry program for gifted adolescents and serves as a frequent mentor in the program. Dr. Ferry works with young students in her research lab, empowering them to envision their lives as college students and future researchers.
Dr. Ferry is dedicated to advocating on behalf of science education at ASU, working hard to make sure underrepresented students receive access to the highest quality education. She is the founding member of the committee on Diversity and Equity and she writes curriculum for ExSciTEM, a program that targets largely Hispanic students and their parents. She also mentors girls in Gills Club, a STEM-based education initiative to connect girls with female scientists. Her mentorship has encouraged and supported students, especially females, to pursue math and science fields.
Dr. Ferry is a role model in the ASU community and has made a lasting impact on the lives of students and other faculty members through mentorship. Congratulations Dr. Ferry on a well deserved win!