Martha Mitchell is named the 2019 McDonald Mentor. Tau Beta Pi, The Engineering Honor Society, has named Marth C. Mitchell, PhD, its 14th McDonald Mentor. The award celebrates excellence in mentoring and advising among Tau Beta Pi educators and engineers who consistently support the personal and professional development of their students and colleagues.
Established in 2005 by Marion and Capers W. McDonald (NC G ’74) and the Association, the McDonald Mentor Award recognizes engineering educators or professionals in industry, government, or service organizations who have shown true concern for the individual, supporting an environment for developing talents, and who have earned respect and recognition for contributions to their field and to the greater community.
From the Tau Beta Pi website: “In 2005, the Executive Council established the Tau Beta Pi-McDonald Mentor Award to be given annually. Marion and Capers W. McDonald, NC G ’74, sponsored the prize to celebrate excellence among Tau Beta Pi educators and engineers who have consistently supported the personal and professional development of their students and colleagues as excellent mentors or advisors. Serving as engineering educators or as professionals in industry, government, or service organizations, these Tau Beta Pi mentors have contributed diversely to our engineering community, serving as effective advocates and guides in both professional and administrative matters. They have shown true concern for individuals, supporting an environment for developing talents, and have earned respect and recognition for their contributions to their field and to the greater community. The prize includes an engraved medallion, a pin, $1,000 honorarium, and $1,000 in the name of the winner to either the nominating or the winner’s chapter.”
Martha C. Mitchell, Ph.D., Wisconsin Alpha ’89, is a professor in the department of chemical and materials engineering at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. She is the 2019 Tau Beta Pi-McDonald Mentor and will be honored on October 11, 2019, at the 114th annual Convention in Columbus, Ohio. Mitchell is a New Mexico Consortium affiliate researcher.
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