On November 20, 2015 CEED held the 32nd Annual Awards and Recognition Banquet at the Intercontinental Hotel, in Century City, CA. The events Master of Ceremonies was CEED Director Enrique Ainsworth. CEED awarded more than $350,000 in scholarships to 92 scholars for the 2015-2016 academic year. The Keynote Speaker of the event was Program Director/Cluster Leader NSF Division of Engineering Education & Centers, EHE Distinguished Professor of Urban Education, Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology, Dr. James Luther Moore, III.
The majority of scholarships contributions were from federal and foundation grants, which included the National Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Mentoring Underrepresented Scholars in Engineering (NSF STEM MUSE), and SanDisk, through the Silicon Valley Foundation. Both of these scholarships are on their fourth consecutive year awarding students through CEED and impacted 56 students with a total contribution of $182,500. Eight companies (AT&T, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Alcoa, Boeing, Chevron, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Southern California Edison, Xerox ) collectively provided $109,000 in scholarships for 31 scholars and attended the Scholarship Banquet.