Alumna Tricia Berry Recognized as a Role Model for Women in STEM Publication
Tricia Berry, director of the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Women in Engineering Program (WEP) and B.S. ChE ‘93, has been recognized by STEMconnector in its 100 Women Leaders in STEM hard copy publication, which celebrates the careers and initiatives of 100 women role models in science, technology, engineering and math.
Berry was recognized for her leadership in bringing together Texas organizations, companies and individuals that are committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in STEM through the Texas Girls Collaborative Project (TxGCP), a nonprofit organization led by WEP. The WEP program leads efforts to recruit and graduate engineering women at The University of Texas at Austin.
“The more we can educate about STEM, the more excited teachers, students, parents and the public will be about STEM career possibilities,” Berry said. “I want all students to have the encouragement and opportunity to pursue their STEM dreams and to understand the valuable critical thinking skills, financial freedom and workplace flexibility a career in STEM can provide.”
Berry has more than 19 years of industry, nonprofit and community leadership and expertise in STEM education, program assessment and gender-focused strategies. She is also the cofounder of 825 Basics LLC, providing career strategies based on the engineering design process that enhance workplace and career success.
The publication was presented for the first time at the U.S. News STEM Solutions Summit in Dallas, Texas, on June 28.Tags: engineering and math, role model, STEM, STEM hard copy publication, technology, women in engineering, women leaders, women role models in science