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In Their Own Words: Solomon Bililign

Dr. Solomon Bililign, professor of physics, North Carolina A&T State University, (PAESMEM 2010), on how APS, the professional society for physicists, helps parents and students better understand career options for physics majors.

In Their Own Words: Juan Arratia

Dr. Juan F. Arratia, executive director of the AGMUS Student Research Development Center, Universidad Metropolitana, Puerto Rico, (PAESMEM 2006), discusses the keys to STEM mentoring success.

In Their Own Words: Christine Grant

Dr. Christine Grant, associate dean of faculty advancement in the College of Engineering and professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, North Carolina State University, (PAESMEM 2003), discusses three tips for STEM mentors.

In Their Own Words: Elizabeth Yanik

Dr. Elizabeth “Betsy” Yanik, professor of mathematics, Emporia State University, Kansas, (PAESMEM 2004), talks about the importance of women and Hispanic role models in STEM, particularly in rural areas.

In Their Own Words: Tilak Ratnanather

Dr. Tilak Ratnanather, associate research professor of biomedical engineering, Johns Hopkins University, (PAESMEM 2012), has words of advice for students with hearing loss on the challenge of being ignored in the classroom.

In Their Own Words: Murty S. Kambhampati

Dr. Murty S. Kambhampati, professor of biology and chair of the Department of Natural Sciences at Southern University at New Orleans (PAESMEM 2012), shares his thoughts about the keys to helping minority students become successful in STEM.

In Their Own Words: GeoFORCE Texas

Mr. Doug Ratcliff, retired geologist and founding director of GeoFORCE, and Dr. Samuel Moore, director of outreach and diversity at GeoFORCE (PAESMEM Organizational 2012), describe the program and the merits of learning about science outside the classroom.

In Their Own Words: Elizabeth Parry

Ms. Elizabeth "Liz" Parry, coordinator of The Engineering Place in the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University (PAESMEM 2012), explains the importance of teaching engineering to grade school students.

In Their Own Words: Luis Colón

Dr. Luis Colón, professor of chemistry at SUNY-Buffalo and co-founder of the Institute for Strategic Enhancement of Educational Diversity (iSEED) (PAESMEM 2013), explains how research opportunities help students become successful.

In Their Own Words: Lorraine Fleming

Dr. Lorraine Fleming, professor of civil and environmental engineering, College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences at Howard University (PAESMEM 2013), explains why role models and mentoring are critical for attracting more women and African-Americans to STEM careers.