Professor Mary Garson has been recognised for her contribution to supporting and encouraging other women into science, engineering and technology. She was highly commended in the Public or Community Sector category of the Our Women, Our State awards for 2009.  A Queensland Government initiative, the awards recognise and reward Queensland girls and women who have made positive contributions to advancing women in traditionally male-dominated industries.

Mary’s citation reads:  “Throughout her career, Mary has been influential in the training and professional development of countless female scientists. Through her work at The University of Queensland, Mary mentors emerging female scientists and provides encouragement to younger students through presentations at various career events.  She is currently proposing to host a series of international women in chemistry breakfasts to connect women in this field from across the globe.”


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