Sarah Baratta Major: Electrical engineering, emphasis in VLSI (Very-large-scale integration) Minor: International studies, focus in science and technology in Asia GPA: 3.84 Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa Career goal: To be passionate and interested in what I do (and not dread going to work!) Clubs/activities: Engr 160 and Cpr E 381 teaching assistant Awards/honors: Dean’s List, …Continue reading “Outstanding senior fall 2019 – Sarah Baratta”
Thousands of new students are beginning their Cyclone Engineering adventure this week, creating new friendships, memories and preparing for their careers. Clayton Johnson, an engineering academic advisor and leader of the learning community for undecided engineering majors, sees these first few weeks as a critical time to begin the conversation on race, diversity, inclusivity and multiculturalism.
Michelle Soupir, an associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, was named equity advisor for the College of Engineering. She will support the recruitment and advancement of women and faculty of color, and disseminate information and best practices to engineering departments. Soupir will also be engaged with ADVANCE activities at the university and college levels.
College of Engineering faculty are developing evidence-based strategies to ensure diversity and inclusion in engineering education – all with an aim of boosting diversity in STEM fields. Here are four of our research projects studying teaching methods and student experience.
When Christian Miller was growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, he wasn’t really focused on school and was a bit mischievous. College was definitely not the first thing on his mind.