Hypatia Fellows Initiative

MICS Hypatia logoNamed in honor of the ancient Greek mathematician, the Hypatia Stars Fellows Initiative will establish an integrated mentoring program for faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and students. MICS faculty has organically grown to be the world’s most gender-balanced engineering research center with a record number of diverse former PhD students and postdocs becoming stellar researchers in industry and research labs. Building upon this unique record of success, the MICS Collaboratory in Franklin Antonio Hall will provide a dual collaboration-space and mentoring network for our Hypatia Fellows.

Building on social scientific findings on the value of role models, cohort and community, and vision and imagination, the Hypatia Initiative will create a constellation of stellar researchers.

 

  • Rising Star: Recognizing one stellar first-year PhD student
  • Shining Constellation: Supporting a stellar PhD candidate’s dissertation (3 yrs)
  • Supernova: Supporting a stellar PhD candidate’s dissertation + DEI initiative

 

Through a one-time gift of $335,000, the Hypatia Fellows program will impact up to 450,000 engineers every 10 years.

 

  • Rising Star: 10 individual researchers with an average impact of 1,000 engineers
  • Shining Constellation: 30-star cohort of stellar technology leaders each committed to leading a MICS-like entity with an average impact of 15,000 engineers
  • Supernova: 30-star cohort of stellar technology leaders each committed to leading a Hypatia-like initiative with an impact of up to 450,000 engineers

 

Chancellor’s Scholarship and Graduate Fellowship matching funds are available through June 2022. Please contact mics-directors@eng.ucsd.edu for more information.

 

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