Texas Tech University

Chemistry Professor Wins Presidential Award for Excellence in STEM Mentoring

By: Glenys Young 

Dominick Casadonte Jr.

When President Donald J. Trump announced the recipients of the 2017 and 2018 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) and the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) this week, a Texas Tech University professor was one of the honorees.

Dominick Casadonte Jr., the Minnie Stevens Piper Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, was recognized for his mentoring efforts with the 2017 PAESMEM. He was one of only three people in Texas to receive the honor.