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2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
The Washington STate Academic RedShirt (STARS) in Engineering Program
Presented at NSF Grantees’ Poster Session
Eve Riskin received her BS degree in Electrical Engineering from
M.I.T. and her graduate degrees in EE from Stanford. Since 1990, she
has been in the EE Department at the University of Washington where
she is now Associate Dean of Diversity and Access in the College of
Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the
ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change. With ADVANCE, she works on
mentoring and leadership development programs for women faculty in
SEM. Her research interests include image compression and image
processing, with a focus on developing video compression algorithms to
allow for cell-phone transmission of American Sign Language. She was
awarded a National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, a
Sloan Research Fellowship, the 2006 WEPAN University Change Agent
award, the 2006 Hewlett-Packard Harriett B. Rigas Award, and the 2007
University of Washington David B. Thorud Leadership Award.
She is a Fellow of the IEEE.
Dawn Wiggin is the Associate Director of Diversity & Access for Student Academic Services (SAS) at the University of Washington, College of Engineering. Dawn is responsible for overseeing the College’s recruitment, outreach, and diversity initiatives including the recruitment and inclusion of educationally and economically disadvantaged students in order to increase the percentage of underrepresented minorities and women considering higher education in engineering.
University of Washington 2011 MPA Public Administration
University of Washington 2001 BA Psychology
Costa Rica Language Institute 2002 Spanish
Associate Director of Diversity & Access, Student Academic Services, University of Washington College of Engineering, Box 352180 Seattle, WA 98195-2180 (2014-Present)
Associate Director of Recruitment & Outreach, Student Academic Services, University of Washington College of Engineering, Box 352180 Seattle, WA 98195-2180 (2011-2014)
Associate Director of Experiential Learning, Student Academic Services, University of Washington College of Engineering, Box 352180 Seattle, WA 98195-2180 (2009-2010)
Program Manager, Engineering Co-op & Internship Program, Engineering Advising & Diversity Center, University of Washington College of Engineering, Box 352180 Seattle, WA 98195-2180 (2005-2009)
Program Coordinator, Engineering Co-op & Internship Program, Diversity & Student Services, University of Washington College of Engineering, Box 352180 Seattle, WA 98195-2180 (2003-2005)
Jeremy Kingma, Eve Riskin, John Schneider, Robert Olsen, Sonya Cunningham, Dawn Wiggin, Kirk Reinkens, and Scott Winter, “The Washington STate Academic RedShirt (STARS) in Engineering Program,” Proceedings of the 2014 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, June 2014.
Synergistic Activities & Projects in Education
Co-Principal Investigator, Washington STate Academic RedShirt Program (STARS). Grant increases the retention rate of economically and educationally disadvantaged students in Engineering, (2013-present).
Principal Investigator, Early Engineering Institute. Grant increases the math aptitude and interest in engineering for 144 middle and high school students from rural Washington communities, (Summers 2012-present).
Affiliate Associate Director, NSF Research Experience & Mentoring. Grant provides funding for six incoming UW freshmen to conduct research on the “Towards zero-energy buildings based on energy-harvesting electrochromic window (EH-ECW) and thermoelectrics (TE) systems” project, (2012-present).
Associate Director, Mathematics Academy. Program creates access to engineering for educationally and economically disadvantaged students, (2011-2014).
Associate Director, Engineering Discovery Days. The largest UW College of Engineering annual event brings over 8,000 students and families to campus to explore engineering through interactive activities, (2012-2014).
Board President, NW Career Educators and Employers Association. Organization brings together career educators and employers to improve the economic vitality of the Pacific Northwest, (2008).
Dr. Robert G. Olsen, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Washington State University
Dr. John Schneider, Associate Dean of Engineering and Architecture and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Washington State University
Kirk Reinkens, Instructor, Recruitment & Retention Coordinator, Washington State University
Mr. Jeremy Kingma Washington State University
John Schneider is an associate professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture. He has been with WSU since 1991. He conducts research in the areas of acoustics, optics and electromagnetics; wave propagation and scattering; computer solutions to electromagnetic and acoustic problems; and remote sensing. He has received the Reid Miller Teaching Excellence award from the College and has been the EECS researcher of the year. He was the recipient of a prestigious U.S. Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award. In 2012, he was named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), where he was recognized for contributions to the field of computational electromagnetics.
Sonya Cunningham University of Washington
Scott Winter University of Washington
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