The EAS Trailblazers Symposium seeks to recognize and provide professional development opportunities for outstanding early career researchers who advance the frontiers of research in engineering and applied science. Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars within 1-2 years of applying for faculty positions are encouraged to apply. We especially encourage applications from candidates who are committed to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, and/or outreach.

The event will consist of a division-wide symposium consisting of high-level talks from each of the participants, professional development opportunities, a one-hour seminar aimed at an audience from the participant's discipline/department, and meetings with faculty throughout the Division.

Applicants should apply online and request their advisor (and any other references) to submit letters of recommendation. Applicants will be selected based on their research accomplishments and their potential to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in engineering and applied science. The deadline for applications, including the letter(s) of recommendation, is August 15, 2023. The Trailblazers Symposium will occur on November 2 and 3, 2023

If you have any questions about the EAS Trailblazers program, do not hesitate to contact us at eastrailblazers@caltech.edu. We look forward to receiving your application.