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Press Release 11-246
President Obama Honors Outstanding Science, Math and Engineering Mentors

Nine individuals and eight organizations were recognized

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Image of President Obama greeting the 2010 and 2011 PAESMEM awardees on Dec. 12, 2011.

President Barack Obama greets the 2010 and 2011 awardees for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring recipients in the Oval Office, Dec. 12, 2011. Pictured left to right are: Solomon Bililign, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, N.C.; Peggy Cebe, Tufts University, Mass.; Roy Clarke, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich.; Amelito Enriquez, Cañada College, Calif.; Karen Panetta, Tufts University, Mass.; Charles Thornton, ACE Mentor Program of America, Conn.; Shara Fisler, Ocean Discovery Institute, Calif.; and Teresa Woodruff, Women's Health Science Program for High School Girls and Beyond, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Ill.

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Image of President Obama with the 2010 and 2011 PAESMEM awardees on Dec. 12, 2011.

This award recognizes the crucial role that mentoring plays in the academic and personal development of students studying science and engineering. Pictured with the President are (left to right): Winston Anderson, Howard University, Washington, D.C.; Rebecca Smith, University of California San Francisco Science & Health Education Partnership High School Intern Program, Calif.; Marilyn Winkleby, The Stanford Medical Youth Science Program, Stanford University, Calif.; Carlos Castillo-Chavez, The Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute, Arizona State University, Ariz.; Sara Hernández, Diversity Programs in Engineering, Cornell University, N.Y.; Chrysanthe Demetry, Camp Reach, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Mass.; Shaik Jeelani, Tuskegee University, Ala.; Juan E. Gilbert, Clemson University, S.C., and Andrew Tsin, University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas.

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This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

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Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza


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Photo  of the mentors who received their awards at a White House ceremony on Monday, Dec. 12.

The mentors received their awards at a White House ceremony on Monday, December 12. Pictured are (front row, left to right): Sara Xayarath Hernandez, Diversity Programs in Engineering, Cornell University, N.Y.; Shara Fisler, Ocean Discovery Institute, Calif.; Peggy Cebe, Tufts University, Mass.; Karen Panetta, Tufts University, Mass.; Rebecca Smith, University of California San Francisco Science & Health Education Partnership High School Intern Program, Calif.; Marilyn Winkleby, The Stanford Medical Youth Science Program, Stanford University, Calif.; Teresa Woodruff, Women's Health Science Program for High School Girls and Beyond, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Ill.; and Chrysanthe Demetry, Camp Reach, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Mass. In the back row are (left to right) Amelito Enriquez, Cañada College, Calif.; Cora Marrett, deputy director, National Science Foundation; Subra Suresh, director, National Science Foundation; Solomon Bililign, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, N.C.; Juan Gilbert, Clemson University, S.C.; Charles Thornton, ACE Mentor Program of America, Conn.; Carlos Castillo-Chavez, The Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute, Arizona State University, Ariz.; Roy Clarke, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich., Winston Anderson, Howard University, Washington, D.C.; Shaik Jeelani, Tuskegee University, Ala.; Andrew Tsin, University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas; and John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

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