Jamboor K. Vishwanatha receives 2019 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring

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"The Presidential Award is a great honor, especially to be recognized among excellent educators and mentors. I am grateful for the opportunities I have had to make a difference in the lives of many individuals; it is gratifying to see them as successful citizens contributing to the scientific advancement in our country. The award is a recognition of the important role of mentoring in developing and diversifying our national science workforce."

— Jamboor K. Vishwanatha, PhD.

PAESMEM recognizes the critical roles mentors play in the academic and professional development of the future STEM workforce.

Colleagues, administrators, and members of the general public nominate individuals and organizations for exemplary mentoring sustained over a minimum of five years. Since 1995, PAESMEM has honored the hard work and dedication of more than 240 individual and organizations that work to broaden participation in the STEM pipeline.

Awardees serve as leaders in the national effort to develop fully the nation's human resources in STEM. Mentors share their expertise and guidance with learners, sometimes through formal mentoring programs. Protégés are students and early career STEM and STEM-related professionals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, persons with disabilities, and persons from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.

Awardees receive a certificate signed by the President and a trip to Washington, D.C., to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities. They also receive a $10,000 award from NSF.

Read more at the PAESMEM 2019 recognition page

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