Ruth E. Davis
WE20 Awards
Distinguished Engineering Educator
Ruth E. Davis, Ph.D.
School of Engineering, Santa Clara University
ANNOUNCED: Thursday, November 5, 2020

CONGRATS Ruth E. Davis, Ph.D.

For scholarly work in computing and software engineering; for creating innovative courses that engage and retain women in STEM; and for pioneering diversity initiatives, programs, and assessment tools.


Let's Celebrate This Recipient

  • Ruth, lovely video — almost like seeing you “live”. I look forward to sometime in the future to celebrating directly with you this recognition of your accomplishments as an educator. It was such fun working with you! HUGS

  • Congratulations on a well earned and overdue award. Your continual presence, encouragement and advocacy has made a huge difference to high school students, college students, educators, and professionals (like me). Thank you!

  • Congratulations, Ruth! You have played a wonderful role in my life, first as my graduate advisor, then as an invaluable partner for Get SET and as a friend. Thanks for suggesting the SCU SWE Industry Advisor opportunity. You lead by example providing inspiration to all of us!

  • As a Santa Clara graduate in Mechanical Engineering (class of ’83), it was great to see you recognized as an award winner. Glad to see that there are more female faculty members there than when I went to school! Congratulations.

  • Congrats and thanks for sharing your story. You truly are a trail blazer. Thanks for all you have done to make the profession of engineering and engineering education more welcoming to women.

  • Congratulations Dr. Davis, this is so exciting!!! Stoked to see such inspirational leaders in the SCU community!

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    Thursday November 5, 2020

    • Distinguished Engineering Educator Award
    • Outstanding Collegiate Member Award
    • Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award
    • Outstanding SWE Counselor Award
    • Spark Award
    • SWE Distinguished New Engineer Award

    Friday November 6, 2020

    • Diversity & Inclusion Award
    • Emerging Leader Award
    • Fellow Grade
    • Global Leadership Award
    • Global Team Leadership Award
    • Suzanne Jenniches Upward Mobility Award Endowed by Northrop Grumman Corporation
    • Work/Life Integration Award
    Awards Announced

    Saturday, November 7, 2020

    • Advocating Women in Engineering Award
    • Mission (collegiate)
    • Multicultural Boeing Company (collegiate)
    • Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award

    Monday, November 9, 2020

    • Achievement Award
    • Mission (professional)
    • Multicultural Motorola Foundation (professional)
    • Prism Award
    • SWENext Global Innovator Award