Dr. Christine E. Schmidt, the Pruitt Family Professor and Department Chair of the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, has received the Women’s Initiatives Committee’s (WIC) Mentorship Excellence Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The award “recognizes women faculty who have contributed to the development of the next generation of chemical engineers through outstanding mentoring”. Dr. Schmidt was nominated by her former chemical engineering PhD graduates, Dr. Jennie Leach and Dr. Jessica Winter who are now both associate professors of chemical engineering at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and Ohio State University, respectively.
Dr. Schmidt joins a prestigious list of prior recipients of the WIC Mentorship Excellence Award, including Drs. Anne Robinson (the Catherine and Henry Boh Professor and Department Chair, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Tulane University), Rena Bizios (the Peter Flawn Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of San Antonio), Paulette Clancy (the Samuel W. and Diane M. Bodman Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University), Umit Ozkan (the COE Distinguished Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Ohio State University), and Linda Broadbelt (the Sarah Rebecca Roland Professor and Department Chair, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University).
Congratulations to Dr. Schmidt on this honor!