In recognition of her
commitment and dedication to science, technology and engineering, Middlesex
Community College Professor Mary Rayappan was inducted as an honorary member of
the Epsilon Pi Tau (EPT) national honor society.
EPT honored Dr. Rayappan during its annual student
induction ceremony held at Manchester Community College on April 17.
EPT selected Dr. Rayappan based on nominations by her
colleagues that detailed her contributions to the enhancement and development
of engineering and technology education in Connecticut. Her leadership in these fields was recognized
as playing a crucial role in preparing today’s workforce for a healthy economy in
the state and throughout the country.
In addition to teaching at MxCC, Dr. Rayappan is the College’s
academic division director of the School of Allied Health, Business, and STEM.
She was educated in India, earning a Ph.D. in applied mathematics and a master’s in business administration.
“Preparing students for STEM careers has been a major
emphasis at MxCC, and our programs have excelled under the leadership of Dr.
Rayappan,” Dr. Steven Minkler, MxCC dean of academic affairs, said. “We are glad to see her inducted into this
important honor society – which is a testament to her dedication and quality of
work. We are fortunate to have her as
part of our academic team.”
During the ceremony, more than 100 students from the
Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system were inducted into EPT.
These students have achieved excellence in science, technology, and engineering
through strong participation, dedication, and persistence.
) is the
leading international honor society for technology.
It recognizes students who have demonstrated
academic scholarship and leadership in science, technology, and engineering. The
induction ceremony was co-sponsored by the Regional Center for Next Generation
Manufacturing, a National Science Foundation Center of Excellence.
Founded in 1966, Middlesex Community College (mxcc.edu) is part of the
Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System.