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.