Greg Forest Honored for Mentoring
The Carolina Women’s Leadership Council honored M. Gregory Forest with a 2017 Faculty Mentoring Award. The council established the awards in 2006 to recognize faculty who mentor undergraduate students, graduate students and junior faculty. The receipient receives a $5,000 stipend.
M. Gregory Forest, the Grant Dahlstrom Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mathematics, received the faculty to junior faculty mentoring award. Forest holds joint appointments in the departments of Biomedical Engineering and Applied Physical Science, and is also director of the Carolina Center for Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics. In his twenty years at Carolina, one nominator wrote, Forest has “worked tirelessly to promote the excellent interdisciplinary research of these faculty, bringing in experts from other departments and schools across campus.” Another nominator described Forest as “a powerful force” in increasing the number of female faculty in the department through both regular hires and the Provost’s diversity faculty hiring program.