2017: Inaugural President’s Award for Excellence at CCNY: Recognizes one faculty member for outstanding mentoring, research, and teaching
2015: Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Diversity Award: Recognizes outstanding contributions of the CCNY BME Department for improving gender and racial diversity in Biomedical Engineering
2014: Wallace B. Coulter College for Translational BME Design: Faculty advisor of pitch winner, VERIPAD® (low-cost technology to authenticate medication)
2012: Young Leadership Award from 100 Hispanic Women Inc.: A non-Profit that recognizes community role models who serve to inspire Latinas.
2010: NSF Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Mentoring Award: Recognizes CUNY faculty who excel in the dedication to recruiting, training and retaining minority under/graduate students in STEM
2007: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for Minority Education, Mentoring award: Honors MSI faculty who inspire and support minority students to enroll in graduate programs in STEM
2003: Society for Hispanic Engineers (SHPE) Inspiration Award: Recognizes faculty who serve as role models and/or mentors for engineering undergraduates of Hispanic ancestry.