Thursday, October 7, 2021 DIAMOND BAR, CA – The Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE) North America, today announced the winners of the inaugural SAMPE North America Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Award. They are:

The award is one of eight strategic initiatives being led by the Executive Cabinet to promote the long-term growth and relevance of the society. The SAMPE DEI Award was created earlier this year to acknowledge and celebrate exemplary leadership in advancing DEI within the SAMPE STEM and M&P communities. Both recipients will be honored at the upcoming SAMPE Awards Dinner & Ceremony at CAMX Dallas, on Monday, October 18, 2021.

“The SAMPE DEI Award is another means of expressing SAMPE’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion,” says German Reyes-Villanueva, Ph.D., SAMPE DEI Strategic Initiative Champion, SAMPE North America Treasurer, and Program Director of the MSE in Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan-Dearborn. “We hope this award will spark more organizations within the composites and advanced materials community to make concerted changes to their organizational culture.”

The DEI Award is the vision of the SAMPE DEI Committee, a volunteer-run group that is responsible for ensuring continuous progress towards diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout SAMPE North America. The Committee sets priorities and provides guidance to SAMPE in the origination, promotion and implementation of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, policies, practices, activities, resources, and policies to meet the needs of members and the community.

The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE®), a global professional member society, provides enhanced educational opportunities by delivering information on new and advanced materials and processing technology. SAMPE provides growth and educational opportunities via conferences, exhibitions, technical forums, and publications. As the only technical society encompassing all fields of endeavor in materials and processes, SAMPE provides a unique and valuable forum for scientists, engineers, and academicians. SAMPE North America is a regional subsidiary of SAMPE that serves Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

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