2017 Elections

Summary of the WIED Board positions for 2017:

Director, Awards: Lily Gossage

Treasurer: Brian Kirkmeyer

Director-at-Large: Jodi Prosise

Director, Positions: Jenahvive K. Morgan


Below is the list of 2017 candidates and their statements.

Director, Awards

Director of Awards: is the Chair of the WIED Awards Committee. As such, s/he is responsible for (1) constituting the awards committee composed of at least 4 WIED members, (2) coordinating the process for selection of the Best Paper Award based on information provided by the Program Chair and providing this information to the Program Chair. This position has a 2-year term.

CANDIDATE 1: Lily Gossage, Director of Maximizing Engineering Potential: Center for Gender, Diversity & Student Excellence, provides management-level oversight for development, strategic planning, recruitment/retention of women/minority students. She serves as advisor for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES). As Co-Principal Investigator of a $2.5M Title V Department of Education project (MENTORES: Mentoring, Educating, Networking, and Thematic Opportunities for Research in Engineering and Science), her work also involves increasing the number of low-income women/minorities in graduate studies. With over 15 years of experience developing K-12 women-in-engineering outreach programs, such as “My Daughter is an Engineer” (3-day summer residential experience for 5th-grade girls/parents) and “Engineering Girls–It Takes a Village” (a week-long residential program for homeless girls/mothers) are at the heart of her advocacy. She served on the Board of Directors for the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN). She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) PSW section as the Treasurer and for the Women in Engineering Division as Director-at-Large. As a Returned Peace Corps volunteer, Gossage attributes her leadership and creative problem-solving skills to social-cultural experiences gained during life in the village; such experiences have given her invaluable insight into working with diverse communities of people.

Treasurer

Treasurer: maintains the financial records of the organization. As such, s/he is responsible for creating and presenting financial reports for the Executive Board throughout the year, and to the general membership at the Annual Business Meeting. The treasurer is responsible for keeping track of all income and expenses for WIED. This position is a 2-year term.

CANDIDATE 1: Brian Kirkmeyer – I am the Karen Buchwald Wright Senior Assistant Dean for Student Success and Instructor in the College of Engineering and Computing at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. My primary responsibilities are undergraduate student recruitment, retention and advising with the ultimate goal of student success. I was recently selected as the winner of the Academic Advising Excellence Award for 2017 at Miami. I teach a liberal education course on engineering design and global culture within the heavy metal music scene. I serve as faculty advisor for our National Society of Black Engineers student chapter and am past faculty advisor for Engineers Without Borders. Within ASEE, I served on the Women in Engineering Division executive committee from 2010-2017 in the roles of Secretary, Director: At Large, and Director: Positions. I have served on a WIED session panel twice at the ASEE National Conference. I am also the Miami University Campus Representative to ASEE. I strongly advocate for opportunity and equity for all of our students and faculty in engineering and computing, and believe that serving in this position will help bring awareness to others to engage more fully in these efforts of all of us.

 

Director of Awards: is the Chair of the WIED Awards Committee. As such, s/he is responsible for (1) constituting the awards committee composed of at least 4 WIED members, (2) coordinating the process for selection of the Best Paper Award based on information provided by the Program Chair and providing this information to the Program Chair. This position has a 2-year term.

CANDIDATE 1: Dr. Lily Gossage – Lily Gossage, Director of Maximizing Engineering Potential: Center for Gender, Diversity & Student Excellence, provides management-level oversight for development, strategic planning, recruitment/retention of women/minority students. She serves as advisor for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES). As Co-Principal Investigator of a $2.5M Title V Department of Education project (MENTORES: Mentoring, Educating, Networking, and Thematic Opportunities for Research in Engineering and Science), her work also involves increasing the number of low-income women/minorities in graduate studies. With over 15 years of experience developing K-12 women-in-engineering outreach programs, such as “My Daughter is an Engineer” (3-day summer residential experience for 5th-grade girls/parents) and “Engineering Girls–It Takes a Village” (a week-long residential program for homeless girls/mothers) are at the heart of her advocacy. She served on the Board of Directors for the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN). She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) PSW section as the Treasurer and for the Women in Engineering Division as Director-at-Large. As a Returned Peace Corps volunteer, Gossage attributes her leadership and creative problem-solving skills to social-cultural experiences gained during life in the village; such experiences have given her invaluable insight into working with diverse communities of people.


Thank you for your support of the WIED!