Mario Borunda has been selected as one of the Emerging Leaders Under 40 by the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals of Stillwater. He is one among eleven recognized with this award from a pool of over 60 nominees.
The Emerging Leaders recognition program began in 2013 by the Young Professionals of Stillwater as a way to celebrate the accomplishments of those who are making a difference in Stillwater personally, professionally and civically. These individuals demonstrate qualities of a well-rounded professional who excel in multiple areas, including professional and community aspects. Mario's citation recognized his professional accomplishments as a researcher and teacher in the Physics Department, accomplishments around the community (in particular, the Nanodays collaboration with the Oklahoma WONDERtorium), and his efforts in making a difference in Stillwater by mentoring students at OSU. Congratulations to Mario for this well deserving recognition!