Release Date: June 16, 2015
BUFFALO, N.Y. — In March, University at Buffalo chemistry professor Luis Colón was named by President Obama as a winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM).
This week, Colón will be in Washington, D.C., to receive the recognition and visit the White House.
Photo and biography of Colón: https://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2015/04/010.html
On Tuesday, June 16, at 3:30 p.m., Colón will join fellow honorees at an awards ceremony hosted by the National Science Foundation (NSF) at the Ronald Reagan Building on Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
The event recognizes the PAESMEM winners for their work to encourage the next generation of innovators and for growing a science and engineering workforce that better reflects the diverse talent of America. Each awardee has had an impact on engaging students from communities that are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
The Tuesday ceremony will feature remarks from NSF Director France A. Córdova; John Holdren, assistant to the president for science and technology, and director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; and Joan Ferrini-Mundy, NSF assistant director for education and human resources.
On Wednesday, June 17, Colón will visit the White House in a private event that is not open to the media.
Photos from the week’s events will be available within several days by request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colón, UB’s A. Conger Goodyear Professor and associate dean of the Graduate School, joined the university in 1993. His achievements in mentoring include:
For more information on Colón’s achievements, visit https://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2015/04/010.html.
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