Jo Handelsman gets presidential award for science mentoring

Jo Handelsman, a former professor in the CALS plant pathology and bacteriology departments who is now at Yale University, was among 11 scientists across the nation to receive Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. The awards recognize the crucial role that mentoring plays in the academic and personal development of students studying science or engineering—particularly those who belong to groups that are underrepresented in those fields.