Knapp receives presidential award for STEM mentorship

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018

Gillian Knapp, emeritus professor of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton and founder of the McGraw Center’s Prison Teaching Initiative (PTI), receives Presidential award for STEM mentorship. PTI began when Knapp and a small group of colleagues began teaching math courses in New Jersey prisons; today Princeton faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and staff teach approximately thirty courses each semester through PTI in prisons throughout the state. The award recognizes Dr. Knapp’s long-held commitment to providing the highest quality STEM coursework and mentorship to her incarcerated students.”

Read more about Gillian Knapp and the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). New article by Emily Aronson for the Office of Communications. Published on June 26, 2018, 3:36 p.m.