Each year the University of Arizona Women in Science and Engineering Program and the Women in STEM Student Council honor campus and community leaders whose work exemplifies our missions and goals to foster the entry, persistence, and success of women in STEM fields and foster more inclusive and diverse STEM communities. The 2020 award winners will be honored at the annual Science and Engineering Excellence Banquet, which will be held on January 30 from 6-9pm. See below for award categories and click HERE to nominate someone.
2020 Supporting Gender Equity in STEM Awards Categories
Intersectional Advocacy for Equity in STEM
This award honors a UArizona faculty/staff/researcher/student who has taken an intersectional approach to advocate for women and other underrepresented groups in STEM in a way that encourages systemic change aimed at achieving equity in STEM.
Excellence in K-12 STEM Education for Gender Equity
This award honors a K-12 educator who has actively worked to pique girls’ interest in STEM fields where they are traditionally underrepresented and support their educational journeys.
Excellence in Mentoring for Gender Equity
This award recognizes an individual (faculty, staff, researcher, student) who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to mentoring women in STEM through: 1) individual mentoring efforts; 2) the creation of high quality mentoring experiences for others; and/or 3) efforts to build a mentoring culture supporting of women in STEM at the University of Arizona.
Excellence in STEM Outreach for Gender Equity
This award honors a UArizona faculty/staff/student, group, or organization who works to build connections between UA students/faculty/staff and the local community in order to encourage young people, particular girls, to pursue STEM studies and careers in fields where they are traditionally underrepresented.
Student Leadership in Advocating for Gender Equity in STEM
This award honors a student or student group/organization who demonstrate leadership through their advocacy efforts to serve and support female students in STEM fields where they are traditionally underrepresented. These efforts may be focused specifically on the University of Arizona or more broadly in southern Arizona, nationally, or internationally.
*The use of the terms “women” and “girls” is inclusive of individuals who identify as girls/women (cis and trans) and genderqueer
TO NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR AN AWARD, PLEASE CLICK HERE
Nominations will be accepted through December 15 and award winners will be notified in early January. Contact Jill Williams (JillMWilliams@email.arizona.edu) with questions.