NEWT’s Inclusion Oversight Board (IOB) is pleased to announce the recipients of NEWT’s inaugural D&I Faculty/Staff and Student Recognition Awards. For the faculty/staff track, the recipients were Drs. Francois Perreault of Arizona State University and Michael S. Wong of Rice University. For the student track, the recipients were Njideka Syndi Nnorom of Rice University and Naushita Sharma of Arizona State University. These were difficult decisions as the nominations we received were outstanding. We appreciate all of the work our members are doing to ensure NEWT has a culture of inclusion and is making strides to recruit and retain members of underrepresented groups. Many thanks to all of you for your support of NEWT’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.
NEWT’s Inclusion Oversight Board (IOB) obtains nomination letters for its inaugural NEWT Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Recognition Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize those who have demonstrated a strong commitment to NEWT’s diversity and inclusion efforts. There are two tracks, one for students and one for faculty and staff and carries an honorarium of $500 each. Self-nominations are also welcomed.
Our D&I objectives are:
1. Develop, promote, and sustain a culture of inclusion through a series of efforts that allow all NEWT participants to feel welcomed, be acknowledged, feel safe, and succeed.
2. Recruit, support, and retain a diverse cadre of personnel.
To learn more, contact Theresa Chatman.