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Panel Speaker

Elizabeth Orwin, PhD

Chair and James Howard Kindelberger Professor of Engineering, Harvey Mudd College. 


Dr. Orwin is director of the Engman Fellowship Program in Bioengineering, which trains students in tissue engineering research and biomedical device design. Her research is in the area of tissue engineering and wound healing in skin and neural models, and she has consulted for various companies including Optics Medical. Dr. Orwin has served on the Faculty Executive Committee and as Associate Dean for Research and Experiential Learning. She served as an American Council for Education Fellow (2019), an academic leadership development experience in which Fellows observe and work with the president and other senior officers at their host institution, and participate in leadership development activities.  Dr. Orwin is active in the Society of Women Engineers, serving most recently as lead for their Leadership Competency Model. Dr. Orwin is active in implementing best practices for recruiting and retaining a diverse student body, and in developing an inclusive culture in engineering groups.