On Thursday, October 17, 2019, Dr. Sekazi Mtingwa was awarded the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) award at a ceremony in Washington, DC. The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) recognize those who have made significant contributions to mentoring and thereby support the future productivity of the U.S. science, technology, engineering and mathematics, (STEM) workforce. These awards are the Nation's highest honors for mentors who work with underrepresented groups to develop fully the Nation's human resources in STEM.
Dr. Mtingwa was one of 15 awardees to win this award this year. During his years at North Carolina A&T State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Harvard University, Dr. Mtingwa informally and formally mentored hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students. He documents in his proposal 23 outstanding graduate students whom he mentored toward the Ph.D. In addition to his many accolades in academiz, Dr. Mtingwa is a founding member of the National Society of Black Physicists and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists. Congratulations on winning this award. Learn more about this award and Dr. Mtingwa's views on mentorship by clicking here.