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Symposium 2024 Impact Award

Recognizing Significant Work

The CCI Impact Award recognizes an individual, team, group, or organization who, through their CCI activities in 2023, conducted breakthrough cybersecurity research or innovation or developed a creative way to improve cybersecurity workforce opportunities for our industry partners and students.

The impact can be regional, but optimally, is felt statewide or nationally, through such measures as economic metrics, professional standards or publications, or media attention.

The award will be presented at the annual CCI Symposium April 15-16, 2024, in Richmond, Va. 

Nominations for the award closed Feb. 28, 2024.
Environmental portrait of Gisele Stolz of George Mason University
Gisele Stolz, senior director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programs at George Mason University, won the 2023 CCI Impact Award. Photo by Ron Aira/Creative Services


The CCI Impact Award will be presented at the CCI Symposium dinner on April 15, 2024, in Richmond, Va., at the Omni Richmond Hotel

For more information or if you have questions, contact CCI Managing Director John Delaney at

Who Is Eligible

Any faculty member, student or staff member at a CCI institution of higher education, CCI-engaged industry partner, non-profit organization, or government agency/organization (individual, group, or organization) who has conducted their activities in the 2023 calendar year can be nominated.

How the Process Works

  • Complete the CCI Impact Award Nomination Form (self-nominations are allowed). 
  • If you're at a CCI institution of higher education, get an endorsement from the appropriate node director or CCI executive director on the nomination form.
  • Save the form as a PDF.
  • Submit the form as an attachment to CCI Managing Director John Delaney at
  • CCI accepted nominations through Feb. 28, 2024.

The Impact Award Selection Committee, an advisory to the CCI Leadership Council, will review all nominations. The CCI Leadership Council will then review the committee’s recommendations and select the winner.