University of Vermont

Densmore’s Work Honored by UVM CEMS Deans

Dawn with Deans

Left to Right: Former UVM CEMS Deans: Richard Foote, Domenico Grasso, (Dawn Densmore), George Pinder, Robert Jenkins, Bernard “Chip” Cole, Interim Dean, UVM CEMS (Unable to attend: Robert Arns)


After 23 years of dedicated service, Dawn Densmore will retire from CEMS and the University effective  July  1, 2013.  An honorary luncheon was organized by Interim Dean Bernard “Chip” Cole for staff and former UVM CEMS Deans under which she has served.  While her regular presence in Votey and the College will be sorely missed, Densmore will continue to work with  CEMS on a contract basis to keep the critical outreach programs functioning within UVM CEMS.

“I have had the great pleasure to work directly with Dawn over the last four years, and she's quite simply a most wonderful colleague and person,” said Bernard “Chip” Cole, Interim Dean of the UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. 

Densmore has delivered quality educational programs to young scholars across the state and the region as an outreach leader for engineering and the mathematical sciences.  Her work includes oversight for programs such as National Engineers Week,  the  UVM/Aiken TASC Challenges, the UVM/GIV Engineering Summer Institute, as well s generated participation for Odyssey of the Mind, MATHCOUNTS, and the Vermont State Science & Mathematics Fair. In addition to these activities, she has coordinated publicity for the College, writing countless press releases, organizing media visits, generating the SPIRE newsletter articles and videos, and keeping our ever-important web page up to date with the latest CEMS news.

Densmore received a 2011 IEEE “Leadership” award by the Green Mountain Section of that organization. The citation of the award recognizes Ms. Densmore “for seminal improvements to the state of the art of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education,” and for further contributing “to the advancement of the engineering profession.”

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