Cheryl Cass is a teaching assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University where she has served as the Director of Undergraduate Programs since 2011. Her research focuses on the intersection of science and engineering identity in post-secondary and graduate level programs.
Leda Lunardi received the BS and MS from University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil, and Ph.D. degree from Cornell University. After graduate school she spent several years in industry before joining academia in 2003. 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.
An undergraduate student in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina Sate University, Olivia Gordon has aided in student and event organization for this program since January, 2014. She also conducts research on liquid metals through NCSU and has presented her work at the undergraduate research symposium.
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