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NCTL Partner at Stevens Institute Receives Presidential Award

April 10, 2011

The Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, is a 2011 recipient of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. The program identifies outstanding mentoring efforts that enhance the participation of underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). A partner of the National Center for Technological Literacy® since 2006, CIESE has used NCTL's K-12 curricula, training 2,400 teachers.

"This award is a tremendous honor for CIESE and a testament to the important work that the Center has been doing," said Beth McGrath, executive director of CIESE and senior research associate at Stevens. "Since 1988, the Center has impacted more than 30,000 educators and hundreds of thousands of students with innovative curricula, professional development programs, and STEM education research in support of CIESE's mission -- to increase the pool, the capabilities, and the diversity of students who pursue STEM education and careers."

"These individuals and organizations have gone above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that the United States remains on the cutting edge of science and engineering," President Obama said. "Their devotion to the educational enrichment and personal growth of their students is remarkable, and these awards represent just a small token of our enormous gratitude."

"Mentors not only guide and counsel," said National Science Foundation director Subra Suresh, "they inspire and nurture the next generation of science, math and engineering professionals." In addition to being honored at the White House, recipients receive $10,000 awards to advance their mentoring efforts.

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