EAS Opportunity: New Horizons Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award 2021

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The division of Engineering and Applied Science has announced a new awards program recognizing efforts across diversity, equity and inclusion.

EAS New Horizons

May 4, 2021

EAS New Horizons Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award

The Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences seeks nominations to recognize and honor individuals within the EAS community who have actively contributed to EAS’s goal to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive engineering community.  The award is available to members of the EAS community, including current students, postdoctoral scholars, staff, and faculty. 

Nominations are accepted from anyone in the EAS community, EAS alumni and members of the Caltech community.

To nominate an individual or group, please submit a letter of nomination (up to 1 page in length); multiple letters can be submitted in support of one nomination.  In the nomination letter, please outline the contributions made by the individual or group and any impact that those activities have had on the community. Below are examples of potential contributions. 

  • Leadership of a student group or club that supports members from Caltech’s diverse communities. 
  • Development of equity and inclusion resources that support campus activities.    
  • Advocacy and community organizing to support changes in structures or programs on campus.  
  • Active engagement in engineering outreach to local schools or communities. 

The EAS Division anticipates making several awards that recognize efforts by students, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty members. The award will come with a cash prize and certificate, recognition on the EAS website and opportunities to interact with EAS stakeholders, such as members of the EAS Division Chair’s Councils. The award selection will be done by representatives from the EAS Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the EAS leadership.

The deadline for 2021 nominations is Wednesday, May 19. Please send nominations to dei.eas@caltech.edu. If you have questions, please contact Melany Hunt at hunt@caltech.edu.

For full details, visit the EAS website, here.