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DPE honors diversity efforts

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Nadine Porter

With its annual Commitment to Diversity Awards, Diversity Programs in Engineering recognizes students and faculty members for their commitment to diversity issues, as well as participation in DPE programs.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Program Coordinator Nadine Porter will receive the inaugural 2014 Richard Allmendinger Commitment to Diversity Award for outstanding staff involvement in diversity issues. This award recognizes her long-term commitment to CEE students and to the broader diversity efforts of Cornell Engineering.

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Associate Professor Susan Daniel and Computer Science Assistant Professor Hakim Weatherspoon will receive the 2014 Zellman Warhaft Commitment to Diversity Award for outstanding faculty involvement in diversity issues. Daniel’s award recognizes her stewardship of the Graduate Women’s Group in Chemical Engineering. Weatherspoon’s award recognizes his creation of the SoNIC research workshop designed to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities at the Ph.D. level in computer science.

The 2014 Zellman Warhaft Commitment to Diversity Undergraduate Student Award will go to Jamal Cherry '14 CEE in recognition of his work to foster communication between students and the college leadership.

The 2014 Zellman Warhaft Commitment to Diversity Graduate Student Award award will go to Olufunmilayo (Funmi) Adebayo and Emily Farrar, both in biomedical engineering, in recognition of their work in programs supporting the retention of undergraduate students.

These honors will be presented during the DPE Annual Awards Banquet Friday, May 9.

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