Senior Lecturer, Electrical and Computer Engineering
"I was amazed by Math in my early ages probably because both my parents were math teachers and loved math. And my amazement by math reached maximum when I see it is applied thru my pre engineering courses in high school."
Lecturer II, Department of Environmental Science and Ecology
"I was born and raised in Utah surrounded by public land and natural beauty which in and of itself is inspirational."
"I was inspired by my grandmother – a naturalist if there ever was one – who instilled in me an outdoor spirit and an awe for the cottonwoods that surrounded her house, the spiders that wove webs in her windowsills, the birds we fed when the ground was covered in snow, and the night crawlers we caught and used to catch rainbow trout. "
Dr. Susan Dalterio
Senior Lecturer, Department of Biology
Drugs and Society
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Dr. Terri Matiella
Senior Lecturer, Department of Environmental Science and Ecology
"Be Power-ful not Power-less."
"Remember that 90% of success in life is attitude - this means viewing difficulties as challenges to be overcome and not obstacles to your achievement."
"Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right."
Senior Vice Provost of Academic Affairs and Dean of University College, College of Engineering
"I love the field of environmental engineering and the impact it makes in people’s daily lives. My advice for others would be follow and purse your passion whatever STEM field that may be. You should do something that excites you and you want to get up each day and do again."
GreenStar Endowed Associate Professor in Energy, Department of Mechanical Engineering
"When I was in high-school I learned that the word “engineer” has its roots in the Latin words ingeniare ("to devise") and ingenium ("cleverness"). I was immediately attracted to this field because I wanted to contribute to the invention of technological solutions."
Mathematical modeling of supply chains
Optimization of large-scale scenarios (meta-heuristics)
Senior Lecturer, Department of Biomedical Engineering
"I’m passionate about Biomedical Engineering because it is the perfect combination between biology and engineering with the purpose of improving quality of life for healthcare professionals and patients."
Spatio-temporal delivery of growth factors for vascularized bone tissue regeneration
"The defining characteristics of feminine traits vary among societies and cultures. Among some of the stereotypical feminine traits, sensitivity, kindness, helpfulness, devotedness, understanding, cooperativeness, and expressiveness are also important scientist characteristics. We are sensitive so we have strong observation skills and curiosity. We devote to create new knowledge. We also can logically and objectively evaluate data. Women are naturally made to become great scientists."
Assistant Professor, College of Architecture, Construction, and Planning
“I love the challenge of solving a math problem, the anticipation of waiting for a science project result, and the equanimity of imagination through art. Architecture combines all three and that’s why I chose it”
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
“People often say that babies don’t come with manuals. The same can be said for women navigating a career in STEM. A select few have the opportunity to watch their parents or close family succeed in their field, others find great mentors and some of us wander around for a bit until we figure out which road we are supposed to be on—then we find great mentors. Independent of the path, a common theme is support.
I wandered onto my career path. A NASA engineer took the time to mentor me. I played soccer with his niece in college, and he heard that I was majoring in physics. He encouraged me to apply for an internship opportunity that set me on a path I never anticipated, and it led me to the career I have now. Several mentors along the way have impacted my life and career in immeasurable ways, and that is a vital part of the effort to increase female representation in STEM.”