December 2, 2005  

Ashley Receives Presidential Award for Pioneering Programs

On November 16, Alonzo Ashley (HR) received a 2005 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)a program supported and administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF). John Marburger, Director of the Office of Science & Technology Policy, personally presented the awards at the ceremony held in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C.

SLAC Director Jonathan Dorfan attended the Award Ceremony to personally bring our congratulations to Al Ashley, shown with his wife.
(Photo by Jack Hartzman/MH Concepts)

Ashley received his Award for originating and developing the SLAC Summer Research Program, now called the DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) Program.

According to Sue Von Gee (AA), “It was a great honor to nominate Al Ashley for this very prestigious award. The honor was predicated on innovative EEO and AA programming that were initiated right here at SLAC. We should all be proud that Stanford University/SLAC and one of our own was recognized for it.” Gee added, “We hope it will inspire others to make a difference in the scientific community by mentoring the next generation to pursue and excel in the sciences.”

PAESMEM honors individuals and institutions that have enhanced the participation of underrepresented groupssuch as women, minorities and people with disabilitiesin science, mathematics and engineering education at all levels. Since its inception in 1996, the program has recognized 97 individuals and 68 institutions. This year’s recipients included 10 individuals and one institution.

From the Awards Ceremony Program:

Alonzo Ashley of Stanford University originated and developed the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) Summer Research Program for underrepresented minority undergraduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics—now called the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship program. In addition, he was responsible for SLAC’s charter membership in the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Science and Engineering (GEM).

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The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center is managed by Stanford University for the US Department of Energy

Last update Wednesday November 30, 2005 by TIP