Posted by Francis Pellicciaro
Reach out to 10,250 students in 79 different schools, and show every one of them that they can be something that they may never have imagined being. Do this for seven years, holding the attention of students from kindergarten to 12th grade and giving them hands-on projects that open their minds to what they can accomplish in their lives. Who does this? Betty Lise Anderson is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She founded the K-12 Engineering Outreach program in 2008 and recently won the highest university award for community engagement, the University Outreach and Engagement Award.