Michelle M. Camacho is currently the acting deputy division director in the Division of Human Resource Development and was the program director in the Division of Undergraduate Education. She joined NSF as a visiting scientist and engineering educator from the University of San Diego. Her research examines student persistence and success in STEM education, institutional transformation, and faculty development. A bilingual/bicultural Latina educator, Camacho brings over 30 years of experience in higher education advocating for access and equity in higher education for underrepresented groups and first-generation college students.
About the award
This award, sponsored by the Journal of Engineering Education editorial review board, recognizes the author(s) of the best paper published in ASEE’s scholarly research journal during the previous January to October. It is named in honor of the distinguished engineer, educator, philosopher, administrator, and humanitarian who throughout his career devoted himself to the personal and professional development of younger members of the engineering fraternity. His wisdom and leadership so infused the monumental “Report of the Investigation of Engineering Education, 1923–1929” that it has been popularly referred to as the Wickenden Report ever since. His publication, The Second Mile, has helped thousands of young engineers form a sound conception of engineering as a career. Awardees receive a commemorative plaque.