Morgan Stewart is a mechanical engineer at Sealed Air Corporation specializing in the design of industrial packaging and automation equipment. In June 2015, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at MIT. While attending MIT, Morgan taught engineering lessons to 4th-8th grade students as part of the MIT Edgerton Center. She continues her outreach efforts working with FIRST robotics teams, Girl Scouts, and local maker communities. Morgan works with schools, libraries, and makerspaces to design, document, and open source new lessons, projects, and technical solutions for the community.
Dr. Kate Fu is an Assistant Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to this appointment, she has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). In May 2012, she completed her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. She received her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon in 2009, and her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University in 2007. Her work has focused on studying the engineering design process through cognitive studies, and extending those findings to the development of methods and tools to facilitate more effective and inspired design and innovation.
Dr. Charlotte de Vries is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College. She received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts in 2009. She received her M.S. (2013) and Ph.D. (2014) in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. She teaches Introduction to Engineering, Dynamics, System Dynamics, and Instrumentation, Measurement, and Statistics.
Laura Jacobson is a consultant at OM Partners, a company who makes Supply Chain Planning Software. She has been there for two and a half years analyzing processes and implementing planning software with a focus on standardization and performance optimization. In December 2013, she graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering with a focus on supply chain logistics. Her growing passion for Engineering stemmed from participating in Science Olympiad and Girl Scout activities. Currently, she is very active in her church community, assisting with the youth program and serving on two committees.
Dr. Jacquelyn K. Nagel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering at James Madison University. She has eight years of diversified engineering design experience, both in academia and industry, and has experienced engineering design in a range of contexts, including product design, bio-inspired design, electrical and control system design, manufacturing system design, and design for the factory floor. Dr. Nagel earned her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University and her M.S. and B.S. in manufacturing engineering and electrical engineering, respectively, from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Dr. Nagel’s long-term goal is to drive engineering innovation by applying her multidisciplinary engineering expertise to instrumentation and manufacturing challenges.
Kathy Jacobson, an ASME Fellow, has 30 years of industrial experience specializing in applying Design for Manufacturing and Affordability in the early product design phases. She has held positions with General Electric and Lockheed Martin in the areas of manufacturing engineering, systems engineering, finance, and conceptual design. She earned her B.S. in Engineering from UCLA. Kathy was a Girl Scout leader for thirteen years and is involved with developing STEM opportunities for girls in her GS council. She also volunteers with the Science Olympiad program at a local middle school and organizes state-wide Science Olympiad coaching workshops.
Allison recently moved back to Georgia to work for Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta as the STEM Specialist after teaching Environmental Science and Biology to Middle and High School students in North Carolina. After becoming involved in Girl Scouts at age 8, Allison soon discovered her love for scouting, outdoor leadership, science, and teambuilding. In 2011, she graduated from GCSU with a BS in Outdoor Education and Environmental Science and in 2014 she graduated from UNCA as a certified History and Science teacher. She feels extremely fortunate to have found a career that connects the organization she believes in with a field she is passionate about.
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