Dean receives national Women in Engineering Education award

Campbell School of Engineering Founding Dean Jenna Carpenter received the 2019 Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education at the American Society of Engineering Conference held in Tampa, Florida, on June 19. 

The award recognizes and honors outstanding women engineering educators and consists of an honorarium of $2,000 and a plaque presented at the conference. According to the ASEE, recipients have an outstanding record in teaching and a strong performance in research and service within their schools. 

Carpenter, who joined Campbell in 2015, said she was honored to receive the award and honored to be nominated by her friend, Stacy Klein-Gardner, in the P12 division of ASEE. 

“Teaching and mentoring engineering students and faculty has always been my passion,” Carpenter said. “I am so pleased that ASEE recognizes the efforts of women engineering educators. We definitely need more women role models in engineering to help girls realize the opportunity to make a difference in the world that a career in engineering provides.”

Carpenter also received the ASEE’s Southeastern Section Campus Representative Award and the ASEE Zone II Campus Representative Award.