White House names UTRGV professor a Presidential Excellence Award recipient


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EDINBURG, Texas – The White House naming UTRGV Professor Dr. Karen Lozano as one of 15 recipients of the 2019 Presidential Excellence Awards in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring.

“I was so surprised, and I was so thankful for my former, my current and my future mentees,” said Lozano, who is a Julia Beecherl Endowed Professor in mechanical engineering and director of the UTRGV Nanotechnology Center of Excellence.

The list of recipients was released on Oct. 15th. According to https://paesmem.net/paesmem/recognition, winners are outstanding mentors who help people who are underrepresented or who have had limited access to STEM studies and professions.

Dr. Lozano said she is inspired when she sees the changes in a student’s immediate community and his or her social mobility after getting a job.

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