Romy Beigel is a senior at Montana State University pursuing a B.S. in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering and a B.A. in Honor's Liberal Studies. Romy is a member of IISE, Alpha Pi Mu, and the Montana State Women in Engineering Advisory Board. Her previous professional experience includes an internship with The Boeing Company and undergraduate research work with the Space Science and Engineering Lab at Montana State.
Emma Annand is striving for a B.S. in Industrial and Management System Engineering at Montana State University – Bozeman. Emma is a research assistant for MSU's NSF supported engineering leadership identity development project. She is also the fundraising team lead for MSU's chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB@MSU). Over the summer of 2018, Emma traveled with EWB@MSU to Khwisero, Kenya to implement a borehole well at a primary school there. During the summer of 2019, Emma will once again travel to Khwisero – this time to assess for a structure at a secondary school.
Monika Kwapisz (they/them) is an undergraduate at Montana State University studying Industrial and Management Systems Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. Monika is the president of MSU's chapter of Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM), a cross-country ski coach, and an avid outdoors-person.
William J. Schell holds a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering – Engineering Management from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and M.S. and B.S. degrees in Industrial and Management Engineering from Montana State University (MSU). He is Associate Professor in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering and Associate Director of the Montana Engineering Education Research Center at MSU with research interests in engineering education and the role of leadership and culture in process improvement. His research is supported by the NSF and industry and has received numerous national and international awards. He is an elected Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Management and serves as an Associate Editor for the Engineering Management Journal. Prior to his academic career, Schell spent 14 years in industry where he held leadership positions focused on process improvement and organizational development.
Bryce E. Hughes is an Assistant Professor in Adult and Higher Education at Montana State University, and holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education and Organizational Change from the University of California, Los Angeles, as well as an M.A. in Student Development Administration from Seattle University and a B.S. in General Engineering from Gonzaga University. His research interests include teaching and learning in engineering, STEM education policy, and diversity and equity in STEM.
Brett Tallman is currently a Doctoral student in Engineering at Montana State University (MSU), with focus on engineering leadership. His previous degrees include a Masters degree in Education from MSU (active learning in an advanced quantum mechanics environment) and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell. Prior to his academic career, he worked in the biotech (Lead Engineer), product design, and automotive (Toyota) sectors for 14 years, and is a licensed Professional Engineer. He has also taught high school and attended seminary. You can find more of his engineering education work at educadia.org or on his YouTube channel.
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