The Center for Women in Technology (CWIT) at UMBC proudly and gratefully announces the winners of the 2022 CWIT Community Awards:

Student Academic Excellence Award


Faith Elizabeth Madeoy Gault, graduating senior Computer Science major and Cyber Scholar

Mei-Lian Vader, graduating senior Mechanical Engineering major and CWIT Scholar

Student Professional Excellence Award 

Mariah Qureshi, graduating senior Computer Science major, Spanish minor, and CWIT Scholar

Student Inclusive Excellence Award  

Franco Maxey, Computer Science major and Cyber Scholar

Avi Glassman, Computer Science major and CWIT Affiliate

Student Personal Excellence Award 


Courtney Cavin, graduating senior Chemical Engineering major and CWIT Scholar

Exemplary Peer Mentor Award  


Kelsey Chesnut, graduating senior Computer Engineering major and CWIT Scholar

Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award      


Dr. Jamie Gurganus, Faculty in Mechanical Engineering Department

Associate Director of Engineering Education Initiatives in the COEIT

Director for the Center for the Integration Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) in the Graduate School at UMBC

Honorary Faculty Coach for Women’s Softball

Exemplary Industry Mentor Award 


Kimberly R. Davis, IT Project Manager at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Outstanding Campus Partner Award 


Anne Arey, Assistant Director and Academic Advisor, College of Engineering and IT

Outstanding Research Partner Award

Virginia Byrne, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Higher Education & Student Affairs at Morgan State University’s  School of Education & Urban Studies

Outstanding Alumni Partner Award    


Lilian C. Johnson, Postdoctoral Researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

Outstanding Professional Volunteer Award    

Amber Croxford, Program Manager at Northrop Grumman

The CWIT Community Awards allow us at CWIT to recognize and thank those who have helped us work towards our mission of empowering students to enter the tech workforce and be change agents in making tech workplaces more diverse and equitable. You can find a complete list of award eligibility and criteria Here.

The awardees, along with our graduating seniors, were honored at a ceremony on May 5, 2022.

Click here to view a recording of the ceremony.