Joi Mondisa, University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Engineering (U-M IOE) assistant professor has been awarded the Sister Mary Ambrosia Fitzgerald Award.
“Mentoring is one of the most rewarding aspects of my work,” said Mondisa. “I am honored to receive this award in recognition of my mentoring engagement with our engineering students, staff and faculty.”
This award was established by the University of Michigan Women in Science and Engineering (U-M WISE) office. U-M WISE honors outstanding advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM with four annual awards celebrating the accomplishments of Willie Hobbs Moore, one of which is the Sister Mary Ambrosia Fitzgerald Mentoring Award. This award is awarded to individuals who have served as an exemplar of formal or informal mentorship of STEM students.
Willie Hobbs Moore is the first African American woman at Michigan to earn a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering and the first African American woman in the country to earn a Ph.D. in physics.