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EP24: Presidential Award for STEM Mentoring with Prof. Sandra Petersen

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Listen to our interview with Prof. Sandra Petersen who received the 2015 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). Sandy talks about her research in veterinary science as well as her mentoring work as the director of the Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NEAGEP), a 15-institution alliance focused on increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups who earn Ph.D. degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. She also talks about her life from a small town in Nebraska, to being a registered nurse, to becoming a Professor, to her activism and mentorship, and to the Oval Office meeting President Obama! For more information on her work, please visit: https://www.vasci.umass.edu/research-faculty/sandra-l-petersen For more information on the Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NEAGEP), please visit: http://www.umass.edu/neagep/