An engineering outreach coordinator with N.C. State University received an award this week from the White House.
Elizabeth Parry of the Engineering Place outreach program on N.C. State’s campus is a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring , the White House announced on Friday
Parry was one of 14 people and one organization named by the White House as the newest recipients of the award, which recognizes those who help the development of students studying science and engineering, “particularly those who belong to groups that are underrepresented in these fields,” the White House said in a press release.
Parry and the others named will receive awards of $10,000 and will be honored later this year at a White House ceremony, according to the press release.
Parry is the coordinator of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Partnership Development program at The Engineering Place. She is a former IBM manager who earned an undergraduate degree in engineering management with a minor in mechanical management at the University of Missouri-Rolla.