The Rising Star in Diversity award recognizes an individual in their profession for less than 10 years who has actively worked to enhance diversity and inclusion by mentoring, supporting and/or advocating for the success of historically underserved individuals in engineering or computer science, or for climate and culture change that supports such success.
The Rising Star in Diversity Award recipient will be chosen on the following criteria:
Fostering community to promote networks that provide professional support for students from diverse populations that are historically underserved in engineering and computer science
Mentoring or leadership development
Recruiting, retaining, or advancing underserved individuals in engineering and/or computer science
Engaging in professional development opportunities focused on diversity and inclusion
Promoting awareness of issues affecting underserved individuals