The Department is happy to announce the first recipients of the Bright Horizon Global Foundation Materials Department Service Awards. These annual awards recognize students and post-doctoral researchers within the Materials Department for contributions that help to improve our sense of community and to assist in the educational mission beyond expectations. We are especially proud of the impact of the recipients for sustained activities over time and through an unprecendented year that has affected all of us.
The awards are supported by a generous donation from the Bright Horizon Global Foundation. The Foundation was founded by Dr. Mason Hu and Dorice Hu and one of its missions is to sustainably better our society through investment in education. Dr. Hu is one of the first PhD graduates of the Materials Department. The Department greatly appreciates their support of the awards that recognize emerging leaders in Materials Science for contributions beyond the laboratory and classroom.
Mayela Aldaz Cervantes
For outstanding contributions to promoting departmental diversity and to the microscopy facility.
For remarkable commitment to outreach and to the development of an inclusive materials community at UCSB.
For her dedication to mentoring women in science and improving graduate student life.
For his extensive service to outreach and mentoring programs within the broader materials community.
For outstanding contributions to Quantum Foundry programs and events.
For his dedication to increasing DEI efforts and support for first-generation students at UCSB.
For her leadership in establishing the Materials Student Association and her commitment to promoting materials research at UCSB.
For leadership in the Graduate Simulation Seminar Series and in Graduate Students for Diversity in Science.
For his outstanding contributions to the TEMPO shared experimental facility.
For outstanding mentoring and for spearheading MRL outreach activities.
For her commitment to promoting DEI and her extensive efforts in outreach and mentoring.
For her constant dedication to diversity and community within the Materials Department.