US President Obama Honors GEDC Member Gary May with Presidential Award
Gary May, Dean of Georgia Tech Institute of Technology's College of Engineering, was recognized for his work in mentoring underrepresented groups in the engineering education field. The distinguished award was presented by John Holdren, Assistant to the [American] President for Science and Technology, and the Director of the National Science Foundation, France Cordova.
In 2015, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring was awarded to fourteen individuals and one organization who had been nominated by their peers or students. The goal of the award is to highlight the "crucial role that mentoring plays in the academic and personal development of students studying science and engineering--particularly those who belong to groups who are underrepresented in these fields."
To read more about Gary May's award and his work, please click here to visit his blog.