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Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentors Honored

October 22, 1999

Ten individuals and five institutions have received the 1999 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. The mentoring awards honor those whose personal and organizational activities have increased participation of underrepresented groups in mathematics, engineering and science from kindergarten through graduate level.

Each recipient is given a $10,000 grant and a commemorative presidential certificate. The monetary award is to be directed back into the recognized mentoring activity.

This year's awardees were selected from among 36 nominated for the individual awards and another 19 from institutions.


  • Ajay K. Bose, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
  • George Castro, San Jose State University
  • Meera Chandrasekhar, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Harold Deutschman, New Jersey Institute of Technology-Newark
  • Samuel F. Hart, Sr., Mercer University, Macon, Georgia
  • Ram S. Lamba, University of Puerto Rico-Cayey
  • Raymond B. Landis, California State University-Los Angeles
  • Zafra M. Lerman, Columbia College, Chicago
  • Richard L. Radtke, University of Hawaii-Manoa
  • Mary L. Soffa, University of Pittsburgh


  • Oregon State University, Science and Mathematics, Investigative Learning

    Experiences, Susan J. Borden
  • University of California-Santa Cruz, Academic Excellence (ACE) Honors

    Program, Nancy J. Cox-Konopelski
  • University of Virginia, Office of Minority Programs in the School of

    Engineering and Applied Science, Carolyn Vallas
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Douglass, Project for

    Women in Mathematics, Science and Engineering, Joseph J. Seneca
  • The University of Michigan, Undergraduate Research Opportunity

    Program, Fawwaz T. Ulaby

The award is administered and funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF). For more information contact: Bill Noxon by phone at (703) 306-1070 or by email at wnoxon@nsf.gov