Kristen Constant is the Interim Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Iowa State University where she is leading Information Technology and the implementation of a comprehensive enterprise software modernization. She holds the rank of Morrill Professor and is the Wilkinson Professor of Interdisciplinary Engineering in Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University where she served as chair of Materials Science and Engineering prior to her current position. She earned a BS from ISU, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University. Her research relates to fabrication of photonic structures specifically toward enhancing energy efficiency. In addition to physical research, she is involved in research, service and outreach related to broadening participation in engineering education and practice, and in enhancing recruitment, retention and advancement of women and faculty of color in engineering. She is a fellow of ASEE and serves on the ASEE Diversity committee and is on the Board of Delegates of ABET representing WEPAN.
In our Great Minds, Greater Impact plenary session, our panel of luminaries will take the stage to discuss how diversity & inclusion initiatives are shaping not only their own organizations but the entire STEM field. They will share some of the challenges faced and lessons learned along the way and how they see their field […]