Gardner receives service award from Duke’s Engineering Alumni Association

Stacy Stansell Gardner, adjoint professor of the practice of biomedical engineering, has received the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from Duke University’s Engineering Alumni Association. She was honored April 14 at the Washington Duke Inn in Durham, N.C.

Stacy Gardner

Gardner is the the director of the Center for STEM Education for Girls at the Harpeth Hall School in Nashville.

Gardner earned a B.S. from Duke in 1991 with a double major in biomedical engineering and electrical engineering, an M.S. from Drexel in 1993, and Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt in 1996.

Her primary research focus includes K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, particularly as it relates to increasing interest and participation by females.

As a Duke volunteer, Gardner is a member of the Pratt Board of Visitors and has also served on the Engineering Alumni Council. She has chaired committees in both organizations.  She is also a very active alumna of the Duke Talent Identification Program.