MIT CEE Rising Stars Instructions

MIT CEE Rising Stars
Letters of Recommendation

Rising Stars
Civil and Environmental Engineering
MIT Application

Please note: applications are now closed for MIT's CEE Rising Stars Workshop: applications are currently being reviewed.

This workshop brings together womxn who are interested in careers in academia, for two days of scientific interactions and career-oriented discussions. It will include research talks as well as presentations on aspects of life in academia -- from finding a faculty position to parameters of success as a junior faculty member. Participants will have the opportunity to present their ongoing research, to interact informally with our faculty members and to receive advice for advancing their careers.

Eligibility: Womxn applicants must be within approximately one year of graduating with their PhD or have obtained their PhD no earlier than 2016. Womxn who are currently graduate students or postdocs in the CEE department at MIT are not eligible.

The CEE Rising Stars workshop is designed for early career researchers who share the experience of being a woman and/or being coded as a woman in academia. We use the term "womxn" to signify that Rising Stars is a workshop for anyone who identifies with this mission, which may include transgender women, cisgender women, non-binary people, and gender diverse people.

Applications are due June 1, 2021. The 2021 Rising Stars Workshop will be held on October 28-29, 2021. Note that the event will be in-person. If the pandemic precludes visitor travel to MIT, the workshop will be moved to Spring of 2022.

Please register here.

Submitting Letters of Recommendation

In order to submit a letter of recommendation or endorsement (in PDF format), use the corresponding link on the left side panel or click HERE. If you are unable to send an electronic copy, please contact

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