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New Horizons Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award

With the New Horizons Award, the Division of Engineering and Applied Science annually recognizes and honors individuals within the EAS community who have actively contributed to our 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, whose activities have impact and may include demonstrated leadership, advocacy and community organizing, development of equity and inclusion resources, and engagement in engineering outreach to local schools or communities.

Nominations are solicited each spring.

2023

Angela Gao
In recognition of your efforts to improve the climate on campus through participation and leadership on the EAS and CMS DEI steering committees, organization of the Women in CMS group, and service to the CMS graduate student community.

Claire C. Ralph
In recognition of your many efforts, often on a volunteer basis, in faculty recruitment, outreach, curriculum design, mentoring, and teaching in CMS and the broader community, with a special focus on community efforts that bring in new members or that support individuals who come from underserved backgrounds.

Jacqueline R. Tawney
For your sustained and positive impact to GALCIT and the broader aerospace community as a student leader, advocate, and author on topics involving history, ethics, and identity, and on improving equity in qualifying exams.

Newton Nguyen
For your efforts to improve access to STEM fields for blind and disabled students at Caltech and the broader community and for serving as a role model and advocate for others.

Prachi Thureja
For leading Womxn in EAS by connecting women, including students, staff, postdocs, and faculty members, in the Caltech community and providing resources to support professional growth and development.

2022

Haley Bauser
Honored for sustained dedication and commitment to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus, which inspired conversations and actions from members of EAS and the broader campus community.

Adam Blank
Honored for efforts to advocate for and improve the student experience at Caltech, especially for students from backgrounds that have been historically marginalized in STEM.

Heather Lukas
Honored for Founding Womxn in EAS and campus efforts in support of gender equity, and for sustained service to Caltech and the broader community.

Emily Palmer
Honored for the development of a new seminar series and discussion group on History, Ethics and Identity in STEM and for demonstrating that the engineering curriculum can be expanded to include social, historic and political dimensions.

Elizabeth Qian
Honored for a conscientious approach to teaching and mentoring, for cultivating positive camaraderie and awareness in her research group, and for contributions to the CMS department's examination of its culture and policies.

2021

EAS New Horizons Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award

2021 winners include Sara Beery, Abigail (Abby) Jiang, Daniel Mukasa, Alexander Choi, Leah Ginsburg, Marcus Lee, and Victoria Lee.

Sara Beery
Honored in recognition of their profound efforts and positive contributions toward the Division's goal to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive engineering community.

Alexander Choi
Honored in recognition of their profound efforts and positive contributions toward the Division's goal to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive engineering community.

Leah Ginsburg
Honored in recognition of their profound efforts and positive contributions toward the Division's goal to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive engineering community.

Abigail Jiang
Honored in recognition of their profound efforts and positive contributions toward the Division's goal to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive engineering community.

Marcus Lee
Honored in recognition of their profound efforts and positive contributions toward the Division's goal to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive engineering community.

Victoria Lee
Honored in recognition of their profound efforts and positive contributions toward the Division's goal to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive engineering community.

Daniel Mukasa
Honored in recognition of their profound efforts and positive contributions toward the Division's goal to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive engineering community.