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SIUE’s faculty member earns humanitarian award

p24 M Jones    In honor of his scholarship and servitude, Myron W. Jones, PhD, assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry, received the Faculty Humanitarian Award at SIUE’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration.  
    He was called a champion for minorities pursuing an education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related fields.  
    Jones serves as project director for the SIUE Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program. A National Science Foundation-funded activity through Chicago State University, this program provides tutoring support and research stipends to minority students in STEM research.
    Jones also uses the funds to support student travel to the alliance’s annual symposium in the Chicago area, as well as other conferences, enabling up to 15 student presentations annually by minority students that are actively involved in STEM fields at SIUE.  
    In addition to his professional duties, scholarship and servitude, Jones still finds time to work on his own academic research. He has developed a research lab geared toward the study of iron dinitrosyl complexes.

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