Alumna Tricia Berry Featured For Engaging Young Women In STEM
Tricia Berry, B.S. ChE ‘93 and director of the Cockrell School’s Women in Engineering Program, has been featured in a Q&A with Daily Edventures about getting young people – particularly girls – interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.
The Daily Edventures blog, which highlights heroes in education, described Berry as a “one-woman powerhouse who not only exemplifies what women can achieve in the realm of technology, but what is possible for girls in fields that may not have welcomed their talents in the past.”
Read the Q&A to find out how Berry is helping support girls pursue STEM careers at UT Austin and why she says the most important skill anyone can have is the ability to problem solve.
In 2012, Berry was 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 STEM.
Daily Edventures is the blog of Microsoft Corp.’s Vice President of Education, Anthony Salcito. He works with education institutions and partners globally to embrace technology to optimize learning environments and student achievement, and he oversees Microsoft’s partnership and technology outreach efforts via the Worldwide Partners in Learning, Shape the Future, and Public and Private Alliances programs. Salcito posts daily, spotlighting the everyday heroes in education that he meets on the road.