Engineering professor to speak on women in STEM careers at EIU
Carlotta Berry will present a talk from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in the MLK Student Union at 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, sketching her professional path and advocating for women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.
Headlined as “Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now,” the event slated for the union’s Martinsville ballroom is free of charge and open to the public. Berry will discuss her decision to major in engineering and give insights into her experiences as a student in a STEM field.
Audience members can learn about her research and why she believes more women in engineering should pursue advanced STEM degrees. She strongly supports increasing underrepresented populations in STEM fields.
Berry is an associate professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, a top-ranked engineering college in Terre Haute, Indiana, where she also directs the multidisciplinary minor in robotics and serves as co-director of the Rose Building Undergraduate Diversity Program.
With a doctorate in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University, Berry conducts research in robotics education, interface design and human-robot interaction.
Berry's talk will be followed by a luncheon at noon. Interested parties are asked to RSVP to email@example.com by March 21.