Tuskegee Vice President Among White House Honorees
Shaik Jeelani, Tuskegee University’s vice president for research and sponsored programs, was among the recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. The mentors received their awards at a White House ceremony with President Barack Obama on Monday, Dec. 12. The president gave awards to eight other individuals and eight organizations. The mentors and organizations are the winners for 2010 and 2011.
“Through their commitment to education and innovation, these individuals and organizations are playing a crucial role in the development of our 21st century workforce,” President Obama said in a National Science Foundation press release. “Our nation owes them a debt of gratitude for helping ensure that America remains the global leader in science and engineering for years to come.”
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