Women engineers making history in the Fulton Schools

We are celebrating Women’s History Month 2021 by sharing recent successes and accomplishments of some of our incredible faculty, students and alumni in the Fulton Schools.

Julianne Holloway
HP Stellar Intern award winner Janani Anand
Erika Forzani and Mary Laura Lind work in the lab
Julianne Holloway

Assistant Professor Julianne Holloway was recognized by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers for her research on advancing tissue engineering for medical applications.

Janani Anand

A project on Wi-Fi signature profiling during a summer internship with HP earned software engineering student Janani Anand the HP Intern-Stellar award.

Erika Forzani and Mary Laura Lind work in the lab

Producing innovative technologies, including 10 patents, and fostering creativity in student innovators earned Associate Professor Erica Forzani senior membership in the National Academy of Inventors.

Julianne Holloway
HP Stellar Intern award winner Janani Anand
Erika Forzani and Mary Laura Lind work in the lab
Screenshot of Fulton Ambassadors coffee chat video

Fulton Student Ambassadors aim to inspire prospective students to consider careers in STEM and share their experiences about what it means to be a woman in engineering.

Software engineering alumni Mary Hawk created the Sheen for She Foundation to address physical and mental health issues faced by women dealing with financial crises caused by family violence, homelessness and addiction.

ASU chemical engineering alumna Nelia Mazula uses software engineering, artificial intelligence and innovative thinking to help industries through the process of digital transformation.

Senior Air Traffic Management major Rachael Shantz says she is grateful to the female engineers who paved the way for students like her to major in a primarily male-dominated field.

“… I’m proud to serve as a leader for the next generation. If there is just one girl out there who sees me and thinks, ‘That’s so cool, I can do that,’ you absolutely can do this.”

Society of Women Engineers graphic with three trophies
Sarah Stabenfeldt
Thank you for giving to Engineering on Sun Devil Giving Day

Elizabeth Jones and Kathryn Chamberlin were both awarded by the Society of Women Engineers for inspiring youth girls to explore engineering and finding new ways to combat climate change.

Sarah Stabenfeldt

Sarah Stabenfeldt is leading the first exploration of sex-targeted drug delivery for traumatic brain injuries. She recently earned the 2021 Mid-Career Award by the Society For Biomaterials.

The all-female underwater robotics team DesertWAVE placed second in an international competition for their innovative solutions in underwater robotics.

Brooke Coley
Mariana Bertoni speaks at the American-Made Solar Prize competition in September 2019
CAREER Award recipient Yu Yao
Brooke Coley

Assistant Professor Brooke Coley won a grant to support a new Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site at ASU to transform engineering education and expose underrepresented minority students to career pathways in engineering education.

Mariana Bertoni speaks at the American-Made Solar Prize competition in September 2019

Associate Professors Mariana Bertoni and Jennifer Blain Christen have each turned their research into startup companies, earning support through the Fulton Entrepreneurial Fellowship.

Yu Yao

With a 2021 NSF CAREER Award, Assistant Professor Yu Yao is working to make devices used for chemical analysis, biomedical imaging and cancer diagnosis smaller, faster and with better resolution.

Investing in the future

EDGE3 Technologies is committed to funding scholarships for female undergrads from Arizona majoring in computing.

stylized graphic of four women of various ethnic backgrounds standing togther with fists raised, promoting the EDGE3 scholarhips

Investing in the future

EDGE3 Technologies is committed to funding scholarships for female undergrads from Arizona majoring in computing.

Want to learn more? Visit our Women in Engineering and Diversity and Inclusion web pages