Breakfast programs

Women in Science Breakfast

The Women in Science breakfast speaker will be Dr. Marcia Gumpertz.  Dr. Gumpertz is Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Professor of Statistics at North Carolina State University. She facilitates campus efforts to increase the representation of women and underrepresented minority groups on the faculty and to create a welcoming climate for all faculty. She provides support to the NCSU Multicultural Faculty Group, the Council on the Status of Women and the University Diversity Advisory Council, provides resources, and assesses diversity efforts and demographic patterns at NC State. Current projects include studying faculty retention and promotion patterns and working with departments to develop plans for increasing faculty diversity and inclusiveness. Dr. Gumpertz holds degrees from the University of California (AB in Philosophy), Oregon State University (MS in Statistics), and NCSU (PhD in Statistics). She is co-author of the textbook Planning, Construction, and Statistical Analysis of Comparative Experiments. Dr. Gumpertz is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.

Diversity Breakfast

The Diversity breakfast speaker will be Dr. Robin Coger. Dr. Coger is the Dean of the College of Engineering (COE) and a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, NC. Dr. Coger’s research expertise is in solving design and performance problems related to tissue engineered organs, with special emphasis on liver replacement devices and their safe storage for off-the- shelf availability. Her work has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Whitaker Foundation; and has resulted in numerous publications in the areas of liver tissue engineering and cryopreservation, one patent, and two additional patent applications. Dr. Coger is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of FIRST – an organization founded to inspire the interest and participation of young people in engineering, science and technology.