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Howard U. Professor honored with STEM Research Award

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Kimberly Jones (second from right), a veteran Howard University educator, has been named the university’s Woman in STEM Researcher of the Year for her contributions in waste-water treatment research. (Leshell Hatley/Washington Informer)

From The Washington Informer

Kimberly Jones, Ph.D., was recently honored with the award, which is sponsored by Howard’s ADVANCE Institutional Transformation program, a project aimed at recruiting, retaining and promoting women faculty in the STEM disciplines at the historic Black university.

The award, first given in 2014, recognizes Jones’s distinguished scholarship and leadership as a female Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) faculty member at Howard.

“I have enormous respect for her dedication to her research and to her students,” said Sonya Smith, a principal investigator of Howard’s ADVANCE-IT program and chair of the university’s department of Mechanical Engineering. “She has produced over 20 master’s students, mentored 10 postdoctoral researchers and built a successful research program at Howard.”

Jones, professor and chair of the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Howard, earned her bachelor’s degree of Science from the university in 1990. She returned to join the faculty after completing her doctorate degree in 1996 in environmental engineering.

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