SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - A professor at Savannah State University has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering mentoring.
Dr. Mulatu Lemma teaches math at Savannah State University. He's one of just a handful of educators to win the award.
The award recognizes those who have made a contribution by mentoring and supporting the future of the STEM workforce.
“I encourage them to be like me, and to help others in the future. Listen to each other. Let them get more minorities in Mathematics, it’s very important. One person is the responsibility of everybody,” Dr. Lemma said.
Each presidential awardee gets a certificate signed by the president and $10,000 from the National Science Foundation. Dr. Lemma will be honored during a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Lemma has taught mathematics at SSU for 25 years.