Elizabeth (Gearon) Parry, EMgt’83, pictured fifth from the left, is one of 14 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring in 2015, presented by President Barack Obama. Parry teaches first-year engineering design at North Carolina State University, and she helps elementary and middle school teachers in teaching engineering to diverse students.
“These educators are helping to cultivate America’s future scientists, engineers and mathematicians,” Obama said. “They open new worlds to their students and give them the encouragement they need to learn, discover and innovate. That’s transforming those students’ futures — and our nation’s future, too.”