Sarah Goddard Power Award

Named after the late Regent Sarah Goddard Power, the award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the betterment of women through their leadership, scholarship or other ways in their professional life.

Regina Baucom joined the EEB faculty in 2013 and “has been working tirelessly in many ways to make the academy more welcoming to and supportive of women as well as members of other groups underrepresented in our field since then,” her colleague, Patricia Wittkopp, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Sally L. Allen Collegiate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, said in a nominating letter.

Some of her work promoting the betterment of women includes the co-development and maintenance of a social media presence and posts on DiversifyEEB, a publicly available database of more than 1,800 women or other marginalized scientists to help search committees, award committees and journal editors build a diverse candidate pool for critical career-building opportunities.

She also has worked on gender representation in the scientific review process, and on the promotion of research and scholarship of other women and minorities.