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
Paul Tchounwou, associate dean of graduate studies and international programs in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Jackson State University.
Past Mentor Award Recipients
Cato Thomas Laurencin is recognized for his transformative impact and scientific contributions toward mentoring students in the field of biomedical engineering.
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.
Joseph M. DeSimone is honored for his dedication to advancing diversity in the chemistry Ph.D. workforce.
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.
Sylvia T. Bozeman is honored for her commitment to increasing the number of African- American women with PhDs in mathematics.
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.
Gary S. May is recognized for his outstanding contributions in recruiting, mentoring, and educating members of underrepresented groups in science and engineering careers.
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.
Jagannathan Sankar, for demonstrating extraordinary leadership in mentoring and developing research opportunities for underrepresented students in science and technology.
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.
Leticia Márquez-Magaña, San Francisco State University
Lisa A. Pruitt, University of California, Berkeley
Luz Claudio, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York
Su-Seng Pang, Louisiana State University and Karan L. Watson, Texas A&M University
Judy Goldsmith, University of Kentucky, Lexington
Derrick K. Rollins, Sr., Iowa State University, Ames
AAAS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement Recipients
Andrew Tsin is honored for "facilitating dramatic education and research changes at his institution, leading to a significant production of Hispanic American doctorates in the biological science".
Past Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement Recipients
Alice M. Agogino is honored for her efforts to significantly increase the number of women and African- and Hispanic-American doctorates in mechanical engineering.
Bobby Wilson is honored for his extraordinory dedication to increasing the numbers of underrepresented groups towards Ph.D.s in STEM, particularly disciplines linked to environmental engineering technologies.
Joel D. Oppenheim is honored for his extraordinary leadership to increase the numbers of African and Hispanic Americans in the Ph.D. biomedical workforce.
Diola Bagayoko is honored for his extraordinary efforts to significantly increase the number of African American Ph.D.s in physics and chemistry.
Percy A. Pierre is honored for his extraordinary dedication to increasing the number of African-American and Hispanic-American PhDs in Engineering.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lifetime Achievement: Neena B. Schwartz, Northwestern University
Lifetime Achievement: Etta Zuber Falconer, National Association of Mathematics and James H. M. Henderson, National Research Council
Lifetime Achievement: Evelyn L. Hu, University of California, Santa Barbara and William E. Spicer, Stanford University, California
Lifetime Achievement: Isiah M. Warner, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Lifetime Achievement: Helen Davies, University of Pennsylvania
Lifetime Achievement: Richard A. Tapia, Rice University, Houston, Texas
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.
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