Freddy Solis is a doctoral candidate in the School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. He holds a civil engineering degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Mexico, and M.Sc. in civil engineering and MBA degrees from Purdue University. His research focuses on innovation, design, entrepreneurship, and engineering education.
Tasha Zephirin is a Ph.D. student in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. She is currently a participant in the National Science Foundation sponsored Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training in Magnetic and Nanostructured Materials (IGERT-MNM) program—a collaborative effort between Purdue University, Cornell University and Norfolk State University. Her research interests include the development, evaluation, and assessment of co-curricular and extra-curricular STEM programs to diverse audiences across the education continuum (e.g. community members, K-12 students, undergraduate students, graduate students, and industry professionals) in varying contexts.
Dr. Carol S Stwalley is the Recruitment and Retention Analyst at the Purdue University Minority Engineering Program. She holds a doctorate from the Purdue School of Agricultural and Biological Engineering specializing in aquacultural engineering. She has worked to increase underrepresented populations at Purdue since 2000. She is also the President of Paradocs Enterprises, Inc. which has been involved in developing two waste-to-energy processes.
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