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President Obama honors UW-Madison professor


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- President Barack Obama is honoring 11 people, including a University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering professor, for their mentoring efforts.

Douglass Henderson was named a recipient of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring.

Henderson, 10 other people from around the nation and four organizations will receive the awards at a White House ceremony in the next week.

In a news release, the White House says the mentors play an important role in the academic and personal development of science or engineering students, particularly those from underrepresented groups.

Recipients receive $10,000 to advance their mentoring efforts.

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