Monday, May 14, 2012

US Presidential Awardee as keynote speaker at ICCEE2012

US Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring 2011, Dr. Amelito Enriquez will be a keynote lecturer at the International Conference on CE Education (ICCEE2012) being hosted by the CE Dept., DLSU-Manila. His lecture, “Improving Teaching Effectiveness and Productivity Through Technology: Confessions of a Reluctant Online Engineering Instructor” will be delivered online
during the conference.

Dr. Enriquez is a professor of Engineering and Mathematics at Cañada College, CA, USA. He is also the Chair of the American Society of Engineering Education Pacific Southwest Section. He was one of nine individuals to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. They were honored by President Obama on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. Enriquez was the only community college professor to receive the award. Enriquez graduated BS Geodetic Eng'g at the Univrsity of the Philippines, Diliman.

The  US Presdiential Awardees with US Pres. Obama
“Enriquez has attracted more than $10 million in state and federal grants to the Redwood City community college over the past three years. He has developed a series of programs designed to help underrepresented students achieve success in science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs. Enriquez has established an intensive summer math program aimed at helping students improve their math test scores; he’s established a Summer Engineering Institute for underrepresented students; he’s partnered with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to establish an internship program for students; and he’s partnered with San Mateo County to help veterans transition from the military into engineering careers.”

“The Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering, awarded by the White House to individuals and organizations, recognizes the crucial role that mentoring plays in the academic and personal development of students studying science and engineering – particularly those who belong to groups that are underrepresented in these fields. By offering their expertise and encouragement, mentors help prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers while ensuring that tomorrow’s innovators reflect and benefit from the diverse talent of the United States.”

Dr. Enriquez is a "poster boy" for Cañada College

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