Assistant Professor Ben Shapiro received commendation for his efforts in inclusiveness as part of the University President’s Diversity Awards. Ben’s work was nominated by students who are part of his ATLAS Lab for Playful Computation. His research and teaching efforts seek to engage elementary school-aged students from underrepresented communities in computer science and engineering through various novel teaching and learning methods, including BlockyTalky, a customized Arduino-based device he developed. He has also worked with the National Center for Women and Information Technology Aspirations in Computing Awards as a member of a group of faculty from diverse departments representing expanded support for the event. The full list of Diversity Awards is found here.