Barabino awarded Presidential STEM award for mentoring

BMES Fellow and past president Gilda Barabino was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM), the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) along with the National Science Foundation announced this week.
The PAESMEM award is for Barabino's work in the area of mentorship.

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

Colleagues, administrators, and students nominate individuals and organizations for exemplary mentoring sustained over a minimum of five years. Since 1995, PAESMEM has honored the hard work and dedication mentors exhibit in broadening participation in the STEM pipeline.

Mentors support learners from the kindergarten through collegiate levels, as well as those who recently have started their careers in STEM. They share their expertise and guidance with learners, sometimes through formal mentoring programs. Learners are often from traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM.

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