Walter Lee is a PhD candidate in the Department of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech, where he also serves as a program assistant for the Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity. His research interests include student retention, diversity, motivation, and first-year experiences in engineering. Mr. Lee received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship in Spring 2012 focusing on how co-curricular support is used to impact the experiences of undergraduate engineering students, specifically those from underrepresented populations. He received his M.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech and his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University.
Christina Seimetz is a PhD student in the Department of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech. She also serves as program support staff for the Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity where she is involved with recruitment, outreach, and retention programs specifically targeted towards females interested in engineering. Ms. Seimetz earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and her M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Dr. Catherine Amelink is Director of Graduate Programs and Assessment, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech.
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