Being a professor requires you to wear many hats, including being a teacher, researcher, mentor, and possibly more. Beth Dickey, Teddy & Wilton Hawkins Distinguished Professor and department head of materials science & engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, describes her work to attract and retain the next generation of materials scientists, including by incorporating data science into university materials science curricula, developing new faculty mentorship programs, and in a variety of leadership roles in The American Ceramic Society.
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About the guest
Beth Dickey is the Teddy & Wilton Hawkins Distinguished Professor and department head of materials science & engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research group uses electron microscopy and spectroscopy techniques to develop processing–structure–property relationships for materials in which the macroscopic physical properties are governed by point defects, grain boundaries, or internal interfaces. As 2021–2022 ACerS president, one of Dickey's main goals is to begin implementing the new ACerS strategic plan.
Founded in 1898, The American Ceramic Society is the leading professional membership organization for scientists, engineers, researchers, manufacturers, plant personnel, educators, and students working with ceramics and related materials.