Texas Tech University

Engineering Professor Wins Prestigious Presidential Award in Mentorship

By: Amanda Bowman 

Tanja Karp accepting awardIt's not very often that teachers get the recognition they deserve. Ask most teachers, and they'll say it's not about the recognition but about supporting their students and seeing them thrive.

Tanja Karp, an associate professor in Texas Tech University's Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering in the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering, has made it her personal mission to mentor young students throughout her career, a mission that recently was recognized on a presidential level.