Todd Pagano, center, with ACS President Bassam Shakhashiri (left) and Dreyfus Foundation board member Richard Zare (right).
Todd Pagano, RIT/NTID associate professor and director of the Laboratory Science Technology program, has received the American Chemical Society Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences. That award comes with $15,000 for RIT/NTID to help further promote students interested in science.
Pagano has served on the ACS’s Chemists with Disabilities national joint-board. He has taken nearly 20 of his students over the years to give presentations at national conferences. “They are the only associate degree level students presenting,” says Pagano. “They are the only deaf students presenting. And on three occasions, they’ve been recognized with research presentation awards, competing against hundreds of other students.” More.