Professor of Practice Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics, Lehigh University
Dr. Christina Viau Haden is a Professor of Practice in Mechanical Engineering at Lehigh University. Her research involves the probabilistic analysis and material property prediction of additively manufactured metals. Besides her research, and in addition to a passion for teaching, she is interested in improving retention rates for women in STEM. She runs a yearly three-day welcome event for incoming engineering freshwomen at Lehigh University, offers a hierarchical mentoring program for women in her department and advises the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) local chapter, among others.
The need for diversity in engineering is more than just about equity and fairness; it is also about recognizing the value of diverse thoughts and how they can spur creative and innovative solutions for a complex and ever-changing world. This is also the motivation for ABET student outcome 5: “an ability to function effectively on […]