Dean's Lecture & DEI Colloquium: Dr. Gilda Barabino

Tufts Engineering Dean's Lecture and DEI Colloquium - Dr. Gilda Barabino

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEM: A Conversation with Dr. Gilda Barabino

Engineering can and should serve as an engine for good not only for technological advancements but also for building a more just, equitable, inclusive, and diverse culture that impacts the world beyond its disciplinary boundaries. In the first of a Tufts School of Engineering colloquium series on diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM, Dr. Gilda Barabino, President of Olin College of Engineering, will discuss her research, her career trajectory, and the importance of diversifying STEM fields.

About Dr. Barabino

Dr. Gilda A. Barabino became the second president of Olin College of Engineering, and Professor of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, on July 1, 2020. A biomedical engineer trained in chemical engineering, with broad interest in global health, systems, and interdisciplinary engineering education, Dr. Barabino is a noted investigator in the areas of sickle cell disease, cellular and tissue engineering. She is an internationally recognized thought leader and highly sought speaker and consultant on race/ethnicity and gender in science and engineering, with particular focus on creating cultures and climates that support a sense of belonging. She has led a number of initiatives in these areas including serving as the founder and Executive Director of the National Institute for Faculty Equity.

Dr. Barabino earned her B.S. degree in Chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana and her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Rice University.