Women engineers making history in the Fulton Schools

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

Professor Hannah Kerner

Assistant Professor Hannah Kerner is working with NASA Harvest to build a food security dashboard in Maui County, Hawaii, to help farmers grow crops more successfully

Assistant Professor Anca Delgado

Assistant Professor Anca Delgado and a team of fellow researchers are using microorganisms to turn Mars’ regolith into plant-producing soil.

Doctoral student Xaimarie Hernández Cruz

Industrial engineering doctoral student Xaimarie Hernández Cruz is representing ASU and the U.S. as a fellow in the prestigious Quad Fellowship.

Student Audrey Schlichting at the SWE conference.

Four Arizona State University honors students found inspiration, connections and affirmation for their chosen courses of study at this year’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Conference in Houston.

Portrait of Kristen Parrish

Associate Professor Kristen Parrish honored as a leader, role model and engaging instructor who prioritizes student success.

Sydney Schaefer working in her lab at a computer.

Assistant professor Sydney Schaefer will spend one year in Sweden researching early dementia detection after being named a Fulbright Scholar.

No. 2

Engineering technology degrees
awarded to women

No. 11

Women as tenure/tenure-track faculty

No. 12

Bachelor’s degrees awarded to women

Rankings based on 122 schools reporting for engineering technology degrees and 404 schools reporting for T/TT faculty and bachelor’s degrees.
Source: 2021 ASEE Engineering and Engineering Technology By the Numbers.

Students share their perspectives

Chemical engineering major Abigail Pezelj

I would like to credit the female engineering professors at ASU who inspired me and my peers to feel confident in our discipline. I would like to specifically point out Dr. Lenore Dai, Dr. Jean Andino and Professor Kathleen Brewer for both the personal and professional lessons.

Abigail Pezelj

’22 BS in chemical engineering

ASU engineering alumni Cecelia Alcantar Chavez

You belong in engineering. Have fun, speak up, challenge the status quo and lift others up. Engineering is best when you’re having fun, so join clubs, volunteer and get connected to people who are as motivated as you are.

Cecilia Alcantar-Chavez

’23 BSE in mechanical engineering systems

Aarushi Bharti student portrait

Be open to experiences that do not directly relate to your major! Going to conferences, career fairs and ASU events can help you learn about new opportunities, build your networking skills, expand your knowledge of engineering and other fields and build valuable connections!

Aarushi Bharti

'23 BS Technological entrepreneurship and management

Graphic of women, different ages and colors

Get involved

Student organizations in the Fulton Schools provide a network of support and resources that help women prepare for their futures in engineering.

Advancing Women in Construction

Phi Sigma Rho

Society of Women Engineers

Women in Computer Science

Introduce a girl to engineering

ASU Engineering offers many summer camps for junior high and high school students. Our camps explore concepts of coding, circuits, computer aided design, entrepreneurship, engineering design process, and many other STEM competencies.

Girls at a tech summer camp