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AAAS Mentor Award

The AAAS Mentor Award honors individuals who, during their careers, demonstrate extraordinary leadership to increase the participation of women of all racial and ethnic groups; African American, American Indian, and Hispanic men; and people with disabilities, in science and engineering fields and careers. The Mentor Award, with a prize of $2,500 and a commemorative plaque, recognizes an individual who has mentored and guided significant numbers of students from underrepresented groups to the completion of doctoral studies and/or who has affected the climate of a department, college, or institution in such a mannoas to significantly increase the diversity of students pursuing and completing doctoral studies. The individual will have demonstrated scholarship, activism, and community building on behalf of women, minorities, and/or people with disabilities in science and/or engineering fields and careers through work at colleges and universities, institutions, or community based organizations. This individual will have served in such a role for less than 10 years.