Internet2 Inclusivity Award Recipients, Network Startup Resource Center-Internet2 Fellows Announced

Women and underrepresented IT professionals in research and education receive funding to attend the 2018 Global Summit meeting

WASHINGTON--()--Internet2 today announced four recipients of the Internet2 Inclusivity Award and two recipients of the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC)-Internet2 Fellowship for its annual meeting, the Internet2 Global Summit, taking place this week in San Diego, CA.

This year’s award recipients and fellows are:

  • Gladys Andino, Purdue University, inclusivity award recipient
  • Lisa Barry, East Carolina University, inclusivity award recipient
  • Stephanie Collins, Virginia Tech, inclusivity award recipient
  • Manisha Kanodia, University of California San Diego, inclusivity award recipient
  • Magreth Mushi, Tanzania Education and Research Network, NSRC-Internet2 fellow
  • Nosiku Sililo, Zambian Research and Education Network, NSRC-Internet2 fellow

“We all have a responsibility as individuals and as a community to be forces for positive change when it comes to diversity and inclusion,” said Ana Hunsinger, VP of community engagement at Internet2. “Congratulations to all of our award recipients and fellows, and a special thank you to our members who are also supporting the meaningful participation of underrepresented groups in the information technology field from both the national and global research and education communities.”

Both the award and fellowship cover travel expenses, hotel accommodation, and conference registration for the 2018 Global Summit. Funding for this year’s inclusivity award is made possible by Cisco, DLT Solutions, Duo Security, Internet2, Microsoft, and Oracle Dyn. Funding for the two fellowships is provided by NSRC and Internet2.

"The NSRC group is delighted with the awesome results of the joint fellowship program with Internet2 over the years. It's enriching for both the sponsored fellows and for the attendees of the Internet2 Global Summit to learn from each other and develop new working relationships,” said Steven Huter, director of the NSRC.

The 2018 Internet2 Global Summit meeting convenes research and education technology leaders from May 6-9 in San Diego, and is co-hosted by CENIC, the University of California San Diego, and San Diego State University.

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