The Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui Memorial Lecture and Awards sponsored by Women in Science and Engineering will be held this Friday, November 11, from 3:00 – 4:00 pm.
These awards are given to honor the memory of Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui, a founding member of Women in Science and Engineering and a leader in enhancing women’s presence in science and technology fields.
The award ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Faculty of Engineering Education Group and the Institute for Engineering Education & Innovation.
Dr. Karan Watson, Professor in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department and Regents Professor, will talk on “Teaching to those who will be shaping society in 2050”.
The accelerating changes and complexities in society call for a significant shift in how and what we teach our students today. Dr. Watson will discuss if faculty are up to the challenge of meeting our student’s need for the primary focus on ‘mindset strengthening’ instead of ‘knowledge base building?’.
Following the lecture, the recipients of the Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui Memorial Awards will be recognized.
The Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui Award for Mentoring honors women graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and research staff who support and encourage women graduate students. Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui Award for Research recognizes graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in research.
Women in Science and Engineering is an organization of women graduate students, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and staff at Texas A&M University. This organization aims to improve conditions on campus for women from all technical and scientific colleges by providing resources and a community for women at all stages of their scientific careers.