Rising Stars Workshop

Are you interested in careers in academia?

Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT invites top early career women in CEE and related domains (e.g. materials, systems, or environmental science) who are interested in careers in academia to apply to the CEE Rising Stars Workshop to be held on the MIT campus.

The event will bring together the next generation of CEE academic leaders for two days of scientific interactions and career-oriented discussions. It will feature research presentations by the participants, faculty talks, panels on issues relevant to academic careers, and opportunities for informal networking with faculty members at MIT.

Civil and environmental engineering tackles problems in diverse areas related to the development of sustainable cities and local-to-global scale environmental issues. Read more about the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at MIT here.

The 2019 Rising Stars Workshop will be on October 24 and 25, 2019.

View the 2019 Rising Stars Workshop agenda here.

The 2019 application window is now closed

Application materials must include an application form, a nomination letter from a faculty member, CV, and a one page research statement from the candidate.

To apply, please register online here.

Letters of recommendation from a faculty member may be submitted here.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

An eligible female applicant must be within approximately one year of graduating with their PhD or have obtained her PhD no earlier than 2012. Women who are currently graduate students or postdocs in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT are not eligible.

Accommodations and Travel

MIT will cover meals and shared accommodations for two nights, and reimburse up to $600 in travel expenses (air, rail).


Please contact Professor Colette Heald or Bori Stoyanova.

Photos from the 2017 CEE Rising Stars event