Through HerStory, ORISE is celebrating ORISE researchers who are making history in STEM. We're spotlighting some of the ORISE mentors and past participants whose STEM expertise is supporting our nation's science and technology missions. These women will tell the stories of discovering their passion for STEM, and share the stories of friends, family and other women who guided them towards a STEM career along the way.
The series is hosted by ORISE Distinguished Scientists Advisory Board Chair Dr. Shirley Raines. Dr. Raines was the first woman president of the University of Memphis, serving for 12 years at this institution with more than 22,000 students and 2,500 employees.
Prior to her years as president, Raines served on the faculties of universities in six states and in administrative posts as department chair, dean and vice chancellor. She has written 17 books for educators and served on the selection committee for the National Teacher of the Year. Raines has received awards for her research and teaching and has been recognized by universities and professional associations for her leadership.