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Program Leadership

Kerry Meyers

Assistant Dean of Student Development
and Director of the Women in Engineering Program

Kerry Meyers is the director of the Women in Engineering program as well as the assistant dean for student development in the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. Her educational background is in mechanical engineering with a research focus in engineering education, Her degrees are from Purdue University. Professionally she has worked as a design engineer for Chrysler Corporation and has held other academic appointments related to first-year engineering.  Her research is focused on programs that influence student’s experience, affect retention rates, and the factors that determine the overall long-term success of students entering an engineering program, and she is committed to the betterment of the undergraduate curriculum for all students. 

The goal of WIE is to help women at all levels, undergraduate, graduate, and faculty members, to develop a network of like minded peers to work together challenging and supporting each other along the way. The University of Notre Dame has such a strong and group of women engineering alumnae that we seek to leverage their time and talents to help support our current women engineering students.

CONTACT

Email: Kerry.L.Meyers.29@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-1229

Office: 208B Cushing Hall


Victoria Goodrich

Director, First-Year Engineering Program
and Professor of Practice in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Victoria Goodrich has been the advisor to the Society of Women Engineers since 2015. She holds a B.S. in chemical cngineering from the University of Oklahoma and a M.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Notre Dame. In addition to her role advising the Notre Dame section of the Society of Women Engineers, Victoria is the eirector of the First-Year Engineering program and teaches in the chemical and biomolecular engineering department. She also is the faculty lead for the Notre Dame site of GE Girls, an summer STEM camp for middle school girls sponsored by GE. Her research focuses primarily on engineering education issues, especially focused within the first-year engineering experience. She is the 2016 winner of the Thomas P. Madden Award for outstanding teaching in a first-year course and the inaugural winner of the 2017 Catherine F. Pieronek Women in Engineering Impact Award.

CONTACT

Email: vfroude@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-1220

Office: 208C Cushing Hall