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March 31, 2014

NSF Program Director Speaks At Women in Engineering Luncheon, April 10

Dr. Rosemarie Wesson from the NSF will be the keynote speaker at CCNY's Women in Engineering Luncheon, April 10.  

Dr. Rosemarie D. Wesson, program director for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Chemical and Biological Separations program will be the keynote speaker at The City College of New York's Women in Engineering Luncheon, Thursday, April 10.

"Dr. Wesson has enjoyed a distinguished and multifaceted career in chemical engineering. Few are more deserving than her to inspire women in our field," said Dr. Gilda Barabino, Dean of the Grove School.

The luncheon, co-sponsored by the Grove School of Engineering Dean's Office and Society of Women Engineers chapter, is by invitation only. In addition to celebrating women in engineering, the annual luncheon also serves as a networking and motivational event.  

About Dr. Rosemarie D. Wesson
Dr. Wesson joined the engineering directorate of the NSF in 2001 as a visiting scientist/engineer on leave from the Dow Chemical Company. She has held various senior positions with NSF, including acting director for the Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation program and acting senior advisor for Emerging Technologies and Interdisciplinary Research.

Prior to joining NSF, Dr. Wesson was a senior research leader in Dow Chemical's Corporate Materials Science R&D group. She is one of the few female fellows of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and currently serves on its board of directors. Dr. Wesson is also a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Society for Engineering Education. Read full bio.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.
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