The Aspire, Advance, Achieve Mentoring Award is curated by the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) and the Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach organizations in honor of Willie Hobbs Moore, the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics from any American university and a trailblazer in both the national and local Michigan technical community. The award is for an individual who has served as a formal or informal mentor to students. Mondisa is a passionate mentor who actively engages in helping undergraduate and graduate students achieve their academic and personal goals. She encourages belonging in the U-M Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) community as an informal advisor and mentor for a student-faculty partnership program between U-M IOE and the National Society of Black Engineers student chapter at Michigan. As a U-M IOE assistant professor and an Engineering Education faculty, Mondisa specializes in understanding and deciphering mentoring practices, approaches, and programs in STEM education. Mondisa uses her research findings to positively impact engineering undergraduate and graduate students and to create empirical evidence-based mentoring practices and curriculum.
Joi Mondisa receives 2018 Dr. Willie Hobbs Moore Aspire, Advance, Achieve Mentoring Award
Industrial & Operations Engineering