Maria Klawe presents on increasing diversity in science and engineering

The Shack is happy to Announce that Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College, will be giving a talk on Thursday, September 13th 2018.

The Shack - 13 September 2018

President Maria Klawe will be discussing increasing diversity in science and engineering.

Date: September 13, 2018
Time: 5:00PM
Place: L2-190.

Join us after the talk for refreshments and an open house at The Shack in L2-136.

Presentation Abstract

Over the last ten years, the student body at Harvey Mudd College has become one of the most diverse among top science and engineering institutions in the world.

Each year, roughly half of our graduates in computer science, engineering, and physics are female, and recently, only about 40% of our students are Caucasian. We also have a growing number of LGBTQ+ students.

This talk discusses the changes in recruiting, pedagogy, and culture that have made this increase in diversity possible.

Maria Klawe's Biography

Taken from the Harvey Mudd College website.

Maria Klawe began her tenure as Harvey Mudd College's fifth president in 2006. A renowned computer scientist and scholar, President Klawe is the first woman to lead the College since its founding in 1955. Prior to joining HMC, she served as Dean of Engineering and Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University. Klawe joined Princeton from the University of British Columbia where she served as Dean of Science from 1998 to 2002, Vice President of Student and Academic Services from 1995 to 1998, and Head of the Department of Computer Science from 1988 to 1995. Prior to UBC, Klawe spent eight years with IBM Research in California, and two years at the University of Toronto. She received her PhD (1977) and BSc (1973) in mathematics from the University of Alberta.

Klawe has made significant research contributions in several areas of mathematics and computer science, including functional analysis, discrete mathematics, theoretical computer science, human-computer interaction, gender issues in information technology and interactive-multimedia for mathematics education. Her current research focuses on discrete mathematics.

Learn more about Maria Klawe on the Harvey Mudd College website.