Maureen L. Mulvihill, Ph.D., was awarded the 2022 International Chief Science Officer (CSO) Mentor of the Year at the June CSO Saturday Meeting. The meeting involved Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) students from Arizona, Georgia, Oregon, Kenya, the Philippines, and Mexico. CSO Mentors are community leaders and professionals who serve as role models for students in grades 6-12 that want to pursue STEM careers. Over the past two years, Maureen has been involved with the ENGINE of Central PA CSO program. Last year, Maureen participated as a STEM panelist during the CSO’s Leadership Training Institute. This year, Maureen opened Actuated’s doors to several high school students for a CSO Shadow Day opportunity to learn about engineering careers and presented to CSOs across the world during a medical technology themed CSO Saturday event.
“The CSO program gives students the opportunity to learn about STEM related fields and to build leadership skills by developing STEM programs in their communities. The CSO student have such positive energy and are so eager to learn. I am very honored to receive the 2022 International Chief Science Officer (CSO) Mentor of the Year award,” said Maureen L. Mulvihill, President and CEO, Actuated Medical.
“CSO International appreciates professionals like Maureen who share their journey and encourage students to persevere through challenges they face both now and in their future. The relationships developed through mentorship are priceless,” said Kelly Green, Director of Student Success, CSO International.
“Mentoring partnerships like we have with Maureen and Actuated Medical are incredibly important for our students to help them authentically engage in STEM in their communities. Maureen’s mentorship is an example of our vision for future mentor partnerships as the program grows across the ENGINE of Central PA region over the next two years,” said Tiffany Lewis, Lead Cabinet Coordinator for the ENGINE of Central PA CSO Program and STEM Education Outreach Specialist at CSATS.
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About Actuated Medical, Inc.
Actuated Medical develops medical devices that integrate electronically controlled motion technologies that improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs. They give back to the community by providing frequent STEM opportunities to middle school, high school and college students. They also provide summer engineering internships to high school and college students so that they can learn about medical device development, FDA regulations and clinical end-user discovery. Actuated Medical is a certified women-owned business located in Bellefonte, PA and is ISO 13485 certified.
For more information, please visit http://www.actuatedmedical.com.
About Chief Science Officers International
The Chief Science Officer (CSO) Program aims to encourage student voice through leadership opportunities with a focus on STEM and creates a network of diverse STEM leaders who function as a liaison for STEM opportunities and innovation in their communities. The CSO International program was established 7 years old and has over 1000 students CSO participants.
For more information on the CSO Program, please visit https://chiefscienceofficers.org/
About ENGINE of Central PA
ENGINE of Central PA, a STEM Learning Ecosystem, the project of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, fiscal agent, ENGINE of Central PA is one of the few university-led ecosystems to bring meaningful STEM research and innovations to K-12 education. ENGINE of Central PA, a nationally recognized STEM Learning Ecosystem, piloted the CSO program this past year with student leaders from Bald Eagle Area School District, Moshannon Valley School District, and Mifflin County School District. The CSO program is co-lead by Penn State Center for Science and the Schools (CSATS), Central Intermediate Unit 10, and Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 with support from the State College AAUW chapter and Siemens. For more information on ENGINE of Central PA, please visit https://www.enginecentralpa.org/