Director of Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity
School of Engineering
Rick Ainsworth is the Director of the Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity (CEED) at UCLA since 1989. Mr. Ainsworth has written and served as Co-Principal Investigator for various National Science Foundation, Corporate and California State projects supporting several undergraduate, graduate, community college and pre-college STEM retention programs. He obtained a B.S. from the University of Southern California in Urban Planning/Administration in 1973 and completed Graduate work in the USC School of Law.