Panel and Pizza: "Do We Have a Failure to Communicate?"

Thursday, February 28, 2019
5:00 – 6:00 pm
SEH, 2000


  • Dr. Kim Roddis (CEE)
  • Ms. Kristy Ortiz, SEAS alumna and director, Utilities, CGI Inc.
  • Ms. Dawn Ginnetti, professional advisor, SEAS Office of Undergraduate Student Services
  • Ms. Zuri Lawrence, CS student
  • Ms. Megan Englert, MAE student

Does this sound familiar? At a team project meeting, you point out that the project could be revised in a specific way to make it more useful. No one responds. A few minutes later, a male teammate makes the same point and everyone agrees to go in that direction. Understanding engineering communication norms is not just an equity issue, but changing the norms can improve the profession as a whole. Join us for this "Panel and Pizza" and listen to our panelists discuss their experiences and how they communicate in the engineering world. This is a pre-launch event for the SEAS Center for Women in Engineering.