October 2023 Statler Circuit: Department Digest and Awards
Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Soumya Srivastava, recent Thriving Women program awardee, worked with the Office of Engagement for Students, Faculty and Staff to host Thriving Women Lecture on Oct. 21. The guest lecturer was Noel N. Schulz, Edmund O. Schweitzer III Chair in Power Apparatus and Systems in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University. Schulz has a joint appointment at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as part of the PNNL/WSU Advanced Grid Institute (AGI). In August of 2023, she was named the Inaugural Director of WSU’s new Institute for Northwest Energy Futures. Schulz has been active for over 30 years in teaching, research and service at six U.S. universities.
Her lecture "Inspiring and Cultivating Generations of Women Leaders" focused on her leadership journey as an awardee of Women In Technology and Leadership, a proactive and successful leader in academia, and a first lady of the Washington State University. Schulz engaged with West Virginia University's women faculty and staff to discuss key attributes of leaders, her experience in cultivating women leaders and encouraged frequent interactions with the audience to both explore and empower individual leadership development.
Contact: Paige Nesbit
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
304.293.4135, Paige Nesbit
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