Posted on June 26, 2018
June 26, 2018 - Dr. Reginald Blake, NOAA CREST Scientist and Professor of Physics at New York City College of Technology, is among the 41 individuals receiving a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) at a White House ceremony today.
This award is the highest honor bestowed upon mentors who work to expand talent in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The PAESMEM recipients are nominated by colleagues, administrators, and students for their tireless dedication to mentoring students from kindergarten to collegiate levels, often from underrepresented groups. The National Science Foundation (NSF) administers the PAESMEM program on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Dr. Blake has also been the Principal Investigator (PI) or co-PI on numerous major STEM initiatives for NSF, including the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Department of Defense. Dr. Blake mentors high school and undergraduate students and has contributed immensely to the growth of the CREST programs.
“NOAA CESSRST aims to educate and train a diverse group of students, early career scientists, and engineers to become competent professionals in NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) sciences. For more information, visit http://www.noaacrest.org.”
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