Dr. Carlos F. Coimbra

CoimbraHeadShot“Mechanical Engineering: the Final Frontier for Women in STEM”

This talk is an informal discussion on possible reasons for the persistence of low female enrollment in Mechanical Engineering. We will discuss some incorrect perceptions about the Mechanical Engineering profession, and why these perceptions persist to this day.

Dr. Carlos F. Coimbra is an Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UCSD, and the Faculty Director of the IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Excellence and Advancement) Student Center at the Jacobs School of Engineering.

Dr. Coimbra “explores
 the
 intersection
 between
 experimental, theoretical and
 fieldwork
 methods
 to
 analyze and develop
 new
 technologies
 to  harvest
 solar
 power
 in
 its diverse
 forms.”

For more information, please see his faculty page or research page.

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