Carol M. Giuriceo passed away on July 30, 2021 after a battle with pancreatic cancer that she faced with courage, grace, and humor. She is the beloved daughter of Mary Giuriceo, cherished sister of Jean Ford and Judy Giuriceo-Lord, dear sister-in-law of Michael Lord, and adored aunt of Lynette and Caroline Ford and Olivia and Nathaniel Lord. She was predeceased by her father, Mario Giuriceo.
After graduating with a degree in film and television from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Carol began a multi-faceted career which included media production, museum exhibition development and design, undergraduate teaching, inclusivity projects, and program evaluation. While working as the Thematic Director, Invention at Liberty Science Center in New Jersey, she became interested in innovation and equity in science education, which led her to doctoral studies in a joint program at the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College.
After completing a Ph.D. in Education in 2011, Carol became Director of the Rhode Island STEAM Center at Rhode Island College in Providence in 2013. Her work at the STEAM Center included creating partnerships with formal and informal K-16 education, business and industry, and government agencies to increase science, technology, engineering, arts and design, mathematics (STEAM) literacy among all Rhode Islanders.
Carol’s passion for and commitment to mentoring and fostering inclusion in STEAM fields led to her participation in a number of related initiatives. She was proud to serve as Chair of the Million Women Mentors, Rhode Island Executive Team, as a member of the Leadership Team of Computer Science for Rhode Island (CS4RI), and as Co-Coordinator of the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing, RI Affiliate.
In 2018, Carol was recognized with a ‘Rhode Island Monthly and the Tech Collective TECH 10 Award.” This award recognizes local individuals across ten categories from tech education to entrepreneurs who are shaping the future of modern society.
Over the years, Carol’s warm and friendly personality touched friends and family alike. She is remembered not only as a dedicated professional, but also as a creative, loving, smart, fun, inspiring person who believed in putting good out into the world. She was always caring and supportive and her family will miss the light of her presence.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation in the funeral home on Thursday, August 5th from 5 pm to 8 pm. The following morning, Friday, August 6th, a Funeral Mass will be celebrated in her memory in St. Therese of Lisieux Roman Catholic Church, Tenafly at 10 am. The following morning, Saturday, August 7th Carol will be laid to rest at Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island, NY at 9:15 am. Due to ongoing pandemic face coverings will be required to attend services in the funeral home on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the National Center for Women and Information Technology (ncwit.org) or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (www.pancan.org).
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