Otieno honored with Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award

On Nov. 10, UW System presented Wilkistar Otieno, associate professor and department chair, industrial & manufacturing engineering, with a 2022 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award. Now in its 27th year, this high honor his been given to more than 400 faculty, staff, students, or community members in recognition of their achievements in advancing equity and inclusion for people of color within the UW System as well as communities across Wisconsin.

Otieno has a passion for teaching and inspiring students. She is a faculty mentor to five student organizations, recipient of a $1 million National Science Foundation S-STEM grant, and a long-time faculty mentor of the STEM INSPIRE Wisconsin Alliance for Minority Participation Program.

UW System announcement, Nov. 10

CEAS announcement, Oct. 3