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Primary Investigator (PI)

Jeanine Skorinko

Jeanine LM Skorinko

Professor- Social Science
Office: Salisbury Labs 317D
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5451
Jeanine Skorinko is a professor of psychology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the Department of Social Science and Policy Studies. She also is the director of the Psychological & Cognitive Science program. She received her PhD in social psychology at the University of Virginia. Her research program attempts to understand how factors in our social environment, especially those factors we are unaware of, influence decisions and interpersonal interactions. ... View Profile

Co-PI

Chrys Demetry

Chrys Demetry

Professor
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Office: 157 West St., 1st floor
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5195
As Director of the Morgan Teaching and Learning Center , I work with faculty colleagues, staff educators, and other units on campus to coordinate programs and build communities that foster excellence and innovation in teaching. The Center also coordinates mentoring and professional development programs and communities for new faculty and mid-career faculty.  Many of my professional contributions integrate leadership, program-building, and scholarship to broaden participation and advancement of women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). ... View Profile
Natalie Farny

Natalie Farny

Assistant Professor- Biology & Biotechnology
Office: Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center, 60 Prescott St, Room 4034
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6511
My lab works broadly in the emerging field of synthetic biology. Synthetic biology seeks to apply engineering design principles to the understanding and creation of biological systems. I use synthetic biology to design biosensors and bioremediation strategies for various environmental contaminants that impact human health, including lead, arsenic, and other toxic substances. We apply the tools of synthetic biology to address global challenges related to water, soil, and human health. ... View Profile
Elizabeth Lingo

Elizabeth Long Lingo

Assistant Professor
Office: Washburn Shops 213
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6344
How do leaders work across disciplines, organizations, cultures, and networks to co-create and implement novel solutions, sustainable human-centered change, and entrepreneurial ventures?  Over the past twenty years, this question has motivated Elizabeth Lingo's research, innovative project-based teaching, and efforts to advance organizational transformation and policy change to forge more equitable and creatively vibrant organizations, cities, and fields of enterprise.  As an ethnographer of work and organizations, Professor Lingo is especially interested in ... View Profile
Susan Roberts

Susan Celia Roberts

Professor and Department Head
Office: 125 Goddard Hall
To me there is nothing more exciting than watching a student learn and develop and there is no greater privilege than having the title of professor. My favorite part of my job is being able to mentor and teach students in a research context – be that in a biochemical engineering course or laboratory, through supervising undergraduate IQP/MQP projects or by advising doctoral students in their thesis work. There is no greater satisfaction than to watch a timid, insecure student gain confidence through knowledge and practice. ... View Profile

Staff

Kimberly Hollan

Kimberly S. Hollan

Director of Operations
Phone: 508-831-5872