Top Praise for John Jay Mentor

Anthony Carpi, professor of Environmental Toxicology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, is one of only 11 people in the U.S. to win the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.

The award identifies outstanding mentors who help minorities, women and people with disabilities work toward careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

Carpi received a $10,000 grant that will be used for student stipends for undergraduate research, and a chance to meet President Barack Obama at the White House earlier this year.

The president chatted with the winners about the importance of science and education, making clear that “science is a huge priority of his,” says Carpi. “And it was nice to engage with an Administration that prioritizes this.”

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