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Mayagüez professor among STAR Awards recipients

The University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez is the only island college among this year's list of recipients. (Credit: www.wikipedia.com) The University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez is the only island college among this year’s list of recipients. (Credit: www.wikipedia.com)

Prof. Nelson Cardona, of the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez nabbed the “Educator of the Year, Higher Ed” award from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, which through its STAR Awards seeks to recognize key contributors in the Hispanic community in the fields of science, technology, math and engineering (STEM).

The STAR Awards are presented annually by SHPE, recognizing individuals and corporations nationally for their dedication, commitment and selfless efforts to the growth and advancement of Hispanic students and professionals pursuing STEM careers.

The STAR Awards offers several honored categories representing exceptional college students to industry professionals and public and private corporations.

The recipients of the 2013 STAR Awards will be recognized at this year’s SHPE National Conference, Oct. 30 – Nov. 3 in Indiana.

“We are pleased to award these exceptional individuals and corporations,” said Pilar Montoya, SHPE CEO. “It is my pleasure to recognize these individuals and companies for their commitment to the Hispanic community, ensuring that our next generation Hispanic leaders are prepared to pursue careers in the STEM fields.”

Cardona is one of 19 award recipients this year.

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