Friday, June 14, 2024, 1:00 pm

SSLEEC Students are recipients of the Bright Horizon Global Foundation Materials Department Service Awards


The Department is happy to announce the 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 greatly appreciate the impact of the recipients and their sustained activities over the year across research, mentoring, and climate:

Stephen Gee 
for public outreach and mentoring and department service, specifically coordination of science and engineering outreach programs and meeting leadership

Tanay Tak 
for promotion of diversity, equity and inclusion, specifically recruitment and mentorship of underrepresented students

Emily Trageser 
for public outreach and mentoring, specifically volunteering as a TA; mentoring SBCC students and serving as an officer in Photonics Society

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 appreciates their support of these awards that recognize emerging leaders in materials science for their contributions beyond the laboratory and classroom.

Unfortunately, Stephen Gee and Tanay Tak were unable to attend the awards reception.