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Remembering a Scholar, Mentor, and Teacher


Ranjan Ganguly, emeritus professor of BCMB, and family are honoring the memory and commitment to mentoring and teaching of Professor Nivedita “Nita” Ganguly by establishing the Ganguly Scholarship Endowment. 

Starting in the 1990’s, Nita devoted herself to science education in the Knoxville area, first at Bearden Middle School and then at Oak Ridge High School where she taught for over a decade. Nita received many honors as a high school teacher, including receiving the Presidential Council of Environmental Education Award and the Siemens Award for the Teaching of Science.

Nita Ganguly

In 2010, she joined UT and helped launch the VolsTeach program. Even in retirement, she continued her passion for education by running the Tennessee Science Olympiad and as a consultant on STEM programs at UT.

Part of this endowment will support the Nivedita Ganguly Memorial VolsTeach Scholarship Fund to support undergraduates involved in the VolsTeach program and part will support the Ranjan and Nivedita Ganguly BCMB Scholarship Fund to support BCMB graduate student success.