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January 2017: Filomena Nunes receives award from MSU Center for Gender in Global Context


The MSU Center for Gender in Global Context has announced that Physics-Astronomy Professor Filomena Nunes has received its 2017 Inspirational Woman of the Year Award in the Professional Achievement category.

The Inspirational Woman of the Year Award recognizes the achievements of women staff and faculty affiliated with Michigan State University (including main campus and all off-site and satellite campuses). The award highlights woman-identified individuals who demonstrate integrity, leadership, quality performance, integrative and inclusive action, and influence on campus and in the community. Three individuals are honored each year – one per category of Professional Achievement, Community Engagement, and Culture of Empowerment.

For more information about the award program, see

This is a PDF version of the notification letter sent to those who nominated Dr. Nunes concerning her receipt of the award. It cites both her impact on MSU STEM education and her global impact on her field of study as factors in her selection.