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EDI Excellence Awardees Announced

Announcing the 2023 EDI Excellence Awards recipients: Adam Burgasser, Abigail Kopec, Desirae Mellor, Melissa Quinnan, Jeff Rances, Nathan Romero, Taylor Rytlewski, Carlos Vasquez and the Association of Women in Mathematics.

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Physical Sciences Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Awards

The annual Physical Sciences Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Excellence Awards honors Physical Sciences students, postdocs, faculty and staff who have generated intentional, sustained, impactful, and/or innovative EDI efforts. Both individuals and groups (e.g., student organizations, committees, departmental staff groups) can receive the Physical Sciences EDI Excellence Award.

Example of Efforts

Efforts can be related to mentoring, advising, community building, teaching, outreach, research activities, hiring/recruitment, department climate, retention, reducing systemic barriers, developing equitable policies — anything that promotes EDI excellence.

Deadline for submission is February 24, 2023

Nomination Instructions

Complete the nomination form

  • Self nominations and external nominations are accepted: 
  • Limited to 500 words
  • Optional: website links, videos, online content and supporting documents (e.g., flyers, promotional materials, documented feedback).
  • Nominator must provide the name and email address of one additional person who can corroborate the EDI efforts of the nominated person or group.
Submission content
  • Please provide specific and detailed information about the nominee's EDI efforts and please address as possible the 5 criteria that nominations will be evaluated on:
    • The frequency and duration of the effort(s)
    • The specific EDI focus
    • The intended audience
    • Any demonstrated impact or potential for impact of the effort(s)
    • The level of innovation of the effort(s)
  • Impact can be demonstrated quantitatively or qualitatively.
  • EDI efforts should focus on work performed within approximately the last 2 years.
Submission/award timeframe
  • The nomination submission period is currently open. Deadline for submission is February 24, 2023.
  • Awards will be announced in April 2023

Awardee Information

  • The Dean of Physical Sciences will announce the awards annually.
  • Recipients will receive a Physical Sciences EDI Excellence Award plaque.
  • Recipients will be honored at the Physical Sciences EDI Excellence Awards Ceremony.