Robert L. Shepard, executive director of the Science and Engineering Alliance, has been selected to receive the 2006 Science Spectrum’s Minorities in Research Science’s National Emerald Honors Award for Educational Leadership.

Dr. Shepard is a 1969 graduate of Saint Augustine’s College. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Howard University.

Endawoke Yizengaw, a native of northwestern Ethiopia, was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research at the University of California at Los Angeles. He is currently serving as an assistant research professor at UCLA’s Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics.