Cassie Mitchell Honored for Disability Advocacy

Cassie Mitchell
Cassie Mitchell

Cassie Mitchell, assistant professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, was named winner of the 2020 Faculty Diversity Champion Award at the 12th annual Diversity Symposium at Georgia Tech.

The symposium was held virtually on Wednesday (Sept. 9) and hosted by Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (IDEI) at Georgia Tech. This year’s theme was “Understanding Accessibility as Inclusion: Georgia Tech’s Pathway to Accessibility.” The Diversity Champion Awards recognize members of the faculty, staff, and student body, and a unit (office, department, school, or lab) who are advancing the principles of accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Georgia Tech community.

Mitchell, a researcher in the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, is a Paralympics medalist (discus, and club throw). At Georgia Tech she co-founded and co-advises the ABLE Alliance, an organization dedicated to improving on-campus disability inclusion via access and resource sharing, community and social support, as well as professional and career development.

Other Diversity Champion Awards went to Johan “John” Rembel (staff award, UX/ICT Quality Assurance Manager, Center for Inclusive Design); Nandita Gupta (student award, grad student studying human-computer interaction); Writing and Communication Program, School of Literature, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts (unit award).

Click here for more information on the 12th Annual Diversity Symposium.

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