Written by Martin Mazur Martin Mazur

Some of you know Andrew Webb, a Rec Hall Regular who has participated in the Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK as a relay runners several times. Andrew's wife died suddenly in April. Nadine was a professor, teacher, and researcher in bioengineering. She was also a respected mentor of many young women students and scientists. To honor his wife's memory and legacy, Andrew has established the Nadine Barrie Smith Mentor Award, a scholarship in her name to encourage women in engineering through Penn State. To promote awareness of this award and to encourage donations to the fund for the award, Andrew will be running the mOUnTaiNBACK this year as an ultramarathoner. Andrew has run several marathons, but has never done anything approaching the challenges of the 50 miler. Andrew does not have a specific monetary goal in mind for this effort. But please read the Penn State Live article about Nadine, Andrew, and the award he has established here: . And then consider making a donation to the award fund. Donations to the Nadine Barrie Smith Mentor Award can be made at: Please remember to note that your gift is for the Nadine Barrie Smith Mentor Award (SCDSZ) in the College of Engineering. For information about the Nadine Barrie Smith Mentor Award, contact John Dietz, director of development, at 814-863-3848.