Dr. Amina El-Ashmawy in the classroom.

Meet the Muslim Woman Awarded US Professor of the Year

Despite the challenges, El-Ashmawy continues to be a motivated educator feeling responsible for shaping her country and the world’s future through educating students to the best of her ability.
“Through the course of the semester, it’s quite exciting when my students’ perceptions about chemistry slowly transform. When they can see how chemistry impacts everyday life and why chemistry is so important to society. Those transformations are precisely what drive me every day as I walk into the classroom,” she said.