Graduate Alumni Spotlight: Daniel Schwartz

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Daniel SchwartzDaniel Schwartz has been named as a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation.

Schwartz is a University of California, Davis, alumnus of the College of Chemical Engineering and is currently a professor at University of Washington. He received both his M.S. and Ph.D. from UC Davis.

The OSTP and NSF recognized Schwartz for his commitment to interdisciplinary graduate education — helping students apply their research to societal and market needs — along with his dedication to recruiting and supporting Native American STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) scholars at the UW.

“I’m proud to join this cadre of dedicated educators and mentors helping students become leading scientists and engineers,” he said. “Focusing on clean energy science, engineering and resource management at UW has brought top students from across the country to Seattle, where they have partnered with Northwest tribes and businesses to ensure the future of energy is being created here.”

To read more about his work as founder and director of the Clean Energy Institute and his accomplishments as an educator, visit University of Washington’s website

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