Project Team
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Dr. Maria Klawe
President, Harvey Mudd College

Maria Klawe became Harvey Mudd College’s fifth president in 2006. Prior to joining HMC, she served as dean of engineering and professor of computer science at Princeton University. Klawe joined Princeton from the University of British Columbia where she served in various roles from 1988 to 2002. Prior to UBC, Klawe spent eight years with IBM Research in California and two years at the University of Toronto. She received her Ph.D. (1977) and B.Sc. (1973) in mathematics from the University of Alberta. Klawe is a member of the board of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the nonprofit Math for America, the chair of the board of the nonprofit, a founding board member of, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and a trustee for the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley. Recent awards include the 2014 Women of Vision ABIE Award for Leadership and the Carnegie Corporation’s 2017 Academic Leadership Award. 

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Jeff Wilke
Chairman & Co-Founder, Re:Build Manufacturing

Jeff Wilke is Chairman and co-founder of Re:Build Manufacturing, a private company helping to bolster America’s industrial competitiveness. He retired as Amazon’s CEO Worldwide Consumer in February 2021, after more than 21 years as a corporate officer.
Jeff’s career includes leadership positions at AlliedSignal/Honeywell and software development at Accenture. He holds an MBA and an S.M. from MIT’s LGO program and a BSE in chemical engineering, summa cum laude, from Princeton.
Jeff is an active philanthropist and mentor of startup founders who identify as female and/or People of Color. He is Vice Chairman of and Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness.


Rachel Wood
Manager of Talent Acquisition PMO, Stryker

Dr.Payton Cobb

Dr. Fay Cobb Payton
Chief Programs Officer, Kapor Center

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Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome
CEO/Founder,Empowering A Green Environment and Economy, LLC
Professorial Lecturer, The George Washington University


Dr. Homero Murzi
Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech

Dr.Kinnis Gosha

Dr. Kinnis Gosha
Hortenius I. Chenault Endowed Division Chair and Associate Professor, Morehouse College


Dr. Kari Clase
Associate Professor of Biotech, Purdue University

Carrie Berger

Dr. Carrie Berger
Interim Dean, Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives, Purdue Polytechnic Insititue

Dr. Appleman

Mr.Howard R. Appelman
Boeing, Associate Technical Fellow
ASEE, Liaison to Corporate Members Council


Dr. Cammy R. Abernathy
University of FL, College of Engineering Dean
ASEE Engineering Deans Council, Chair


Dr. Jeff Abell
General Motors, Advanced Manufacturing/Automotive


Dr. Jacqueline El-Sayed
Chief Academic Officer

Sarah Deleeuw

Dr.Sarah DeLeeuw
Research Project Director

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Ray Phillips
Senior Manager, Operations