Leda Lunardi received the BS and MS from University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil, and Ph.D. degree from Cornell University. Currently she is a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Her teaching and research interests include electronics, optoelectronics, and engineering undergraduate student retention and graduation improvement. Her research has been mainly sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). She is a Fellow of the IEEE, member of the SWE and the ASEE, and active in the engineering education community, including serving as volunteer for panels and scholarships reviews. From 2005 to 2007 Dr. Lunardi served as Program Director for the Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS) Division in the Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA.
Cheryl Cass is a Senior Global Academic Program Manager in the Education Division at SAS Institute. She also holds a position as Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University where she spent more than seven years as a teaching professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs.
Katherine Cimorelli is an undergraduate student at North Carolina State University studying Chemical Engineering with a concentration in Biomanufacturing Sciences. She has aided the program since April 2017 to manage the administration and serve as a liaison between the program directors and the students. Katherine also holds an officer position in Alpha Chi Sigma, a Professional Chemistry Fraternity, where she assists the chapter in organizing its professional activities.
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