Jean Andino, an associate professor of chemical engineering at Arizona State University, received the Educator of the Year Award from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Dr. Andino’s research focuses on chemical kinetics and mechanisms as applied to air quality.
In accepting the honor, Dr. Andino said that “as a Puerto Rican, Black woman, I believe that it is critically important to diversify the engineering profession. Diverse thoughts are critical to solving some of the most pressing grand challenges that exist in society today.”
Dr. Andino is a graduate of Harvard University, where she majored in engineering sciences. She holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the California Institute of Technology. Before joining the faculty at Arizona State University, Dr. Andino taught at the University of Florida.