Daniel receives STEM Educator of the Year Award

Angelitha Daniel

(Photo: ©2019 Kevin Seifert Photography)

Angelitha Daniel, director of Minority Engineering Programs (MEP) in the College of Engineering at NC State University, received the STEM Educator of the Year Award from STEM RTP at its annual STEMmy Awards ceremony on May 22, 2019. The event was held at RTP headquarters in Durham, N.C.

STEM RTP facilitates STEM mentoring and engagement opportunities for underrepresented minorities, girls and students from low-income backgrounds and provides educators with immersion trips to STEM companies in the Triangle.

MEP develops and maintains programs that assist in the recruitment, retention and graduation of African-American, Native-American and Hispanic students within the College.

Director of MEP since 2013, Daniel and Dr. Laura Bottomley received the Claire L. Felbinger Award for Diversity from ABET in 2016 for the College’s Women and Minority Engineering Programs.

Daniel wishes to acknowledge her colleagues and the many students who wrote nomination letters on her behalf.