User-Centered Universal Design: A Discussion with Guest Speaker Yvette Pearson, PhD

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User-Centered Universal Design: A Discussion with Guest Speaker Yvette Pearson, PhD

This event occurred in the past

Date and Time

  • Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location

Belanich Engineering Center (Loma Hall), 101

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

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User-Centered Universal Design: Employing User Experiences (UX) to Ensure Equal Access

The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering welcomes Dr. Yvette Pearson from Rice University to share her story about user-centered design, universal design of space, her experiences of intersectionality, and the role of social justice in engineering. Dr. Pearson's work focuses on broadening participation of students from low-income backgrounds, minorities, women, and people with disabilities in engineering. Dr. Pearson identifies with all three of these groups, providing her a unique perspective shaped by her expereinces as an engineer. 

This event is hosted by an engineering class, ENGR 103: User-Centered Design, which has the University Core DISJ-1 flag.

Dr. Yvette Pearson's Biography: 

Dr. Yvette E. Pearson is Associate Dean for Accreditation and Assessment in the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University. A Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), she is widely recognized for more than two decades of contributions to engineering education and research. Among her numerous teaching honors are UT Arlington’s Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (two-time recipient), the University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, and, in 2013, recognition as one of the Top 25 Women Professors in Texas. Immediately prior to joining Rice, Dr. Pearson served as a Program Director in the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF), where she managed a roughly $70 million portfolio of education research and development awards. Most of her projects and her community and professional service focus on broadening participation of students from low-income backgrounds, minorities, women, and people with disabilities in engineering. Dr. Pearson is a registered Professional Engineer in Louisiana and serves as a Program Evaluator (PEV) for the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.

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