Kennesaw State University biology professor earns a national Career Mentor Award (Marietta Daily Journal)


KENNESAW, Ga. (Apr 2, 2018) — Kennesaw State University biology professor William Ensign has been honored with the Council on Undergraduate Research Biology Division Mature Career Mentor Award. The distinction is reserved for scientists with greater than 19 years of experience mentoring undergraduate researchers.

The award, which recognized Ensign's "long-term efforts in supervising undergraduate research students," was presented recently during the Council's annual meeting. The judges said his students found him to be an enthusiastic model of a successful scientist and one who "created a rich community of research groups to allow students to work to their strengths within a given project."

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