AAAS Awards

To recognize scientists, journalists, and public servants for significant contributions to science and to the public’s understanding of science, the Association administers the awards listed below. All awards are presented at the AAAS Annual Meeting immediately following the award year.

 
 

AAAS Mentor Award Recipients

2012 Mentor Award Recipient

2012_laurencin_smCato Thomas Laurencin is recognized for his transformative impact and scientific contributions toward mentoring students in the field of biomedical engineering.

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Past Mentor Award Recipients

2011
Rory A. Cooper is honored for his dedication and successful efforts to increase the number of women and persons with disabilities with Ph.D.s in rehabilitation science.

2010
Joseph M. DeSimone is honored for his dedication to advancing diversity in the chemistry Ph.D. workforce.

2009
Luis A. Colón is honored for his deep commitment to advancing diversity in the chemical sciences, leading to an increase in Hispanic American Ph.D.s in chemistry.

2008
Sylvia T. Bozeman is honored for her commitment to increasing the number of African- American women with PhDs in mathematics.

2007
Carlos Castillo-Chavez is recognized for demonstrating extraordinary leadership in mentoring and securing funding to foster Ph.D. careers for underrepresented students in mathematics and biological sciences.

2006
Gary S. May is recognized for his outstanding contributions in recruiting, mentoring, and educating members of underrepresented groups in science and engineering careers.

2005
Karen Butler-Perry is this year’s recipient of the AAAS Mentor Award. She is recognized for demonstrating extraordinary leadership in mentoring and securing funding to foster Ph.D. careers for underrepresented students in electrical engineering and computer sciences.

2004
Jagannathan Sankar, for demonstrating extraordinary leadership in mentoring and developing research opportunities for underrepresented students in science and technology.

2003
Michael F. Summers, for his contributions in mentoring students from underrepresented groups and leadership in promoting Ph.D. careers for underrepresented groups in science and engineering.

2001
Leticia Márquez-Magaña, San Francisco State University

2000
Lisa A. Pruitt, University of California, Berkeley

1999
Luz Claudio, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York

1998
Su-Seng Pang, Louisiana State University and Karan L. Watson, Texas A&M University

1997
Judy Goldsmith, University of Kentucky, Lexington

1996
Derrick K. Rollins, Sr., Iowa State University, Ames


AAAS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement Recipients

2012 Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement Recipient

2012_agogino_smAlice M. Agogino is honored for her efforts to significantly increase the number of women and African- and Hispanic-American doctorates in engineering.

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Past Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement Recipients

2010
Joel D. Oppenheim is honored for his extraordinary leadership to increase the numbers of African and Hispanic Americans in the Ph.D. biomedical workforce.

2009
Diola Bagayoko is honored for his extraordinary efforts to significantly increase the number of African American Ph.D.s in physics and chemistry.

2008
Percy A. Pierre is honored for his extraordinary dedication to increasing the number of African-American and Hispanic-American PhDs in Engineering.

2007
None awarded

2006
Raymond L. Johnson is honored for his substantial contributions to mentoring students and for leadership in promoting Ph.D. careers among underrepresented groups in mathematical science.

2005
Sheila E. Browne is the recipient of the AAAS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement. She is honored for her substantial contributions to mentoring students from underrepresented groups and leadership in promoting doctoral careers for underrepresented groups, primarily women, in chemistry.

2004
Lifetime Achievement: Rhonda J. Hughes, for her substantial contributions to mentoring students from underrepresented groups and leadership in promoting doctoral careers for underrepresented groups, primarily women, in mathematics.

2003
Lifetime Achievement: Carlos G. GutiËrrez, for substantial contributions in mentoring students from underrepresented groups and leadership in promoting Ph.D. careers for underrepresented groups in chemistry and the biosciences.

2002
Lifetime Achievement: Neena B. Schwartz, Northwestern University

2001
Lifetime Achievement: Etta Zuber Falconer, National Association of Mathematics and James H. M. Henderson, National Research Council

2000
Lifetime Achievement: Evelyn L. Hu, University of California, Santa Barbara and William E. Spicer, Stanford University, California

1999
Lifetime Achievement: Isiah M. Warner, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

1998
Lifetime Achievement: Helen Davies, University of Pennsylvania

1997
Lifetime Achievement: Richard A. Tapia, Rice University, Houston, Texas

1996
Lifetime Achievement: Joseph G. Gall, Carnegie Institution, Baltimore and William M. Jackson, University of California, Davis


For a complete listing of past AAAS Mentor Award recipients and AAAS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement recipients, please see the Archives.

For More Information

Awards Coordinator
American Association for the Advancement of Science
1200 New York Avenue, NW, Room 650
Washington, DC 20005

Phone: 202-326-6670
Fax: 202-371-9849
E-mail: ygeorge@aaas.org