Denice Denton Emerging Leader ABIE Award

Denice Denton

Professor Denice Denton

The Denice Denton Emerging Leader ABIE Award recognizes a junior faculty member for high-quality research and significant positive impact on diversity. Recipients are honored by the technical women’s community at the Grace Hopper Celebration. The award includes a prize of $7,000.

The Denice Denton Emerging Leader ABIE Award honors the life and career of Professor Denice Denton (1959 – 2006), a woman engineering faculty member and the first female dean of a school of engineering in a major U.S. research university. She worked throughout her life to give minorities a voice and to make engineering attractive to women and minorities, strongly promoted diversity in higher education, and helped many people break barriers and find their path in life.

Nominate Someone

Meet our 2016 winner.

Selection Criteria

The award is presented each year to a junior tenure-track (non-tenured) faculty member (under the age of 40) at an academic or research institution.

Potential nominees are:

  • Pursuing high-quality research in any field of engineering or physical sciences
  • Demonstrating a significant leadership capability
  • Contributing significantly to promote diversity in their environment

Supporting Documents

You will need to submit:

  • Two letters of reference from professional contacts of the nominee (third letter is optional)
    • Endorsers should be chosen to represent a range of perspectives and institutions and provide additional insights or evidence of the candidate’s impact. Each letter should focus on the accomplishments which that endorser can attest to and place in context.
  • The nominee’s biography (maximum of 500 words)
  • A two to three page statement of merit from the nominator
    • Nominators are preferably recognized members of the community who are not from the same organization as the candidate and who can address the candidate’s contributions outside their organization.
  • The nominee’s CV or resume
  • Horizontal high resolution photograph of the nominee (minimum of 5MB JPG)

Timeline

  • January 25, 2017: Nominations open
  • March 8, 2017 5 p.m. PT: Deadline to submit nominations