ANNOUNCEMENTS

AAAS Mentor Awards for Enhancing Diversity in Science: Call for Nominations

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is seeking nominations for its 2010 AAAS Mentor Awards. These awards honor individuals who have been leaders in increasing the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering fields and careers. 

There are two award categories: the Lifetime Mentor Award, a $5000 prize for an individual who has served as a mentor for 25 or more years, and the Mentor Award, a $2500 prize for an individual who has served as a mentor for less than 25 years. 

As described by AAAS, both awards “recognize an individual who has mentored and guided significant numbers of students from underrepresented groups to the completion of doctoral studies or who has impacted the climate of a department, college, or institution to significantly increase the diversity of students pursuing and completing doctoral studies.”   Underrepresented groups may include “women of all racial or ethnic groups; African American, Native American, and Hispanic men; and people with disabilities.”

Further information about the awards and nomination procedure can be found on the AAAS website.  The deadline for nominations is July 31, 2010.