William McHenry, executive director of the Jackson State University Mississippi e-Center, has spent his life mentoring students in STEM fields.

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Today’s science students are tomorrow’s problem solvers, and a Jackson educator has dedicated his 45-year career to mentoring and recruiting women and minorities into the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

Along the way, he has secured more than $60 million in grants to promote STEM careers.