May 2, 2024

Rising Stars 2024

I am writing to invite your most promising graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to apply to attend Rising Stars in EECS, which will be hosted by our department on Oct. 24-25, 2024.

Rising Stars in EECS is an intensive workshop for graduate students and postdocs of historically marginalized or underrepresented genders who are interested in pursuing academic careers in electrical engineering and computer science. Launched at MIT in 2012, the annual event has since been hosted at UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, UIUC, UT Austin, and Georgia Tech.

This year’s event will bring participants together for two days of scientific interactions and discussions about navigating the early stages of careers in academia.

We hope that you’ll encourage your best and brightest to apply by June 14, 2024. I’ve attached a flier to help you spread the word about this exciting opportunity.

For more information, please visit the Rising Stars in EECS 2024 website ( or email the Rising Stars in EECS 2024 team at