Jun 30, 2020 | No Comments | By Jessica Ader
Congratulations to HEMI graduate student Suhas Eswarappa Prameela (Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering) on being named a 2020 Diversity Recognition Award recipient!
This award, bestowed by the Johns Hopkins Diversity Leadership Council, acknowledges outstanding accomplishments of faculty, staff and students whose demonstrable efforts advance diversity and inclusion at Hopkins. Suhas was chosen as a result of his work towards fostering inclusion within the Whiting School of Engineering and within surrounding communities, particularly his work as co-chair of Homewood Council on Inclusive Excellence (HCIE)’s Climate, Culture, and Campus Experience (C3E) committee.
Through his work on the C3E subcommittee, Suhas leads to partner with Center for Educational Resources to develop for resources/practices that enhance inclusive teaching through the Technology fellowships. Suhas contributes to diversity beyond his formal involvement with the HCIE, he brings his passion for social justice to all facets of his role at JHU; during Alternative Spring Break Suhas developed a lecture of Center for Social Concern (CSC) students on the importance of minorities in STEM fields, he mentors LGBTQ+ undergraduate in his department, and invites diverse speakers to his class- recently facilitating a discussion about gender diverse experiences. By encouraging students to challenge their own biases and grow their perspectives Suhas not only contributes to immediate discussion around diversity, but ensures that these conversations will continue beyond the classroom.