Virtual Rising Stars 2021 will be hosted by MIT

on October 14 & 15, 2021

Application deadline: June 16, 2021



152 women doctoral/postdoctoral participants from 68 institutions in 11 countries

87 faculty mentors representing 7 of the 10 top-ranked EECS universities in the country


Rising Stars is an intensive workshop aimed at increasing the numbers of women interested in pursuing academic careers in computer science, computer engineering and electrical engineering.  This annual event was launched at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012 and previously hosted by UC Berkeley in 2014.

Participants are selected based on academic excellence, interest in a faculty career in the EECS discipline, and commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.


If you require an accommodation for effective communication or information about campus mobility access features in order to fully participate in the EECS Rising Stars virtual event, please contact Audrey Sillers at with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7 days in advance of the event.