Kandice Green Receives December COS E=mc² Award | College of Science
December 14, 2023

Kandice Green Receives December COS E=mc² Award

The Dean is pleased to recognize Kandice Green as the recipient of this month's COS Excellence in Mastering Challenges Continuously (E=mc²) Award! This award was established by Dean Quintanilla to recognize outstanding efforts among full-time staff members within the College of Science and its departments.

"I am extremely honored to be recognized," said Kandice, who has been the inventory specialist in the UNT biology department for the past two years. She said that the award was especially meaningful to receive amid personal challenges that stemmed from a recent injury.

Kandice received her bachelor's degree in chemistry from Angelo State University and worked as a biology and chemistry lab tech at Central State University in Ohio for two years. She also worked as Campus Chemical Stockroom Coordinator at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology for five years.

All this experience has made Kandice an indispensable member of the biological sciences department here at UNT, managing the stockroom and handling the department's many inventory needs. Her expertise and eye for detail ensures equipment and instructional materials are always available to students, faculty, and staff on a walk-in basis, and she also places orders for specific supplies for researchers.

"One of my favorite parts of the job is finding solutions for challenging purchase requests and saving the department money by utilizing my knowledge of scientific vendors," said Kandice. "Sometimes I get challenging requests, and being able to find a solution to help a researcher or instructor buy what they need is very satisfying."

Besides handling the purchasing of supplies and chemicals, Kandice's day-to-day tasks also involve communicating needs with faculty and staff, receiving packages, managing inventory, maintaining stockroom transaction logs, handling order requests and providing alternative solutions as needed. Alongside her co-worker Sophie Enslein, she ensures the stockroom has supplies on hand that are often needed or requested by faculty.

Kandice is currently serving on the executive board of the National Association of Scientific Materials Managers (NAOSMM) as the organization's treasurer for 2023-2025. Outside of work, she enjoys crafty hobbies such as bead work and hand knitting.

Dean Quintanilla plans to continue giving this award to outstanding COS staff members every month for the foreseeable future. If you'd like a deserving staff member to receive the E=mc² award and a free meal at Avesta courtesy of the college, please complete this nomination form.