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New Videos of PAESMEM Alumni

Posted on September 6, 2016
Melissa Katigbak, representing Ocean Discovery Institute (PAESMEM Organizational 2010), was among those interviewed for videos created during the 2016 PAESMEM Alumni Meeting in Washington
Melissa Katigbak, representing Ocean Discovery Institute, was among those interviewed for videos.

Check out to see new videos of Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) alumni sharing their experiences with STEM mentoring. The first segment of the video series, called In Their Own Words, features interviews with six PAESMEM recipients:

Juan Arratia, PAESMEM 2006, executive director of the AGMUS Student Research Development Center, Universidad Metropolitana, Puerto Rico;

Solomon Bililign, PAESMEM 2010, professor of physics, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina;

Christine Grant, PAESMEM 2003, associate dean of faculty advancement in the College of Engineering and professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina;

Melissa Katigbak, PAESMEM Organizational 2010, manager, Leaders Initiative, Ocean Discovery Institute, San Diego, California;

Tilak Ratnanather, PAESMEM 2012, associate research professor of biomedical engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; and

Elizabeth Yanik, PAESMEM 2004, professor of mathematics, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas.


With more than 240 PAESMEM recipients who are exemplars in STEM mentoring and STEM career coaching, these videos are designed to offer unique insights about ways to advance diversity in STEM mentoring as well as provide a valuable repository of best practices and trends in STEM education. To access the videos, click here or from the Home page of, click on Resources, then using the drop-down menu, click Videos.

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