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AAAS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement

The AAAS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement honors individuals who, during their career, 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 award, with a prize of $5,000 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 manner as to significantly increase the diversity of students pursuing and completing doctoral studies. This 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 10 years or longer.