Jenna Carpenter #ShapeTheWorld @INWED1919 #INWED21

Adafruit international women engineering day blog

Celebrating women in STEM fields is what we’re all about and there’s nothing that warms our hearts more than someone reaching out to us to let us know someone doing great work in her field. Today we are celebrating the amazing work of Dr. Jenna Carpenter, Dean of Engineering at Campbell University. A big thanks to Andrew Wakefield, who works at Campbell with Dr. Carpenter.

Andrew writes:

I greatly admire the way that Adafruit highlights female leaders and
pioneers in the technical fields. I wonder if you are open to “nominations”
for this recognition?

If so, I would like to nominate Dr. Jenna Carpenter, the founding Dean of
the School of Engineering at Campbell University (located near Raleigh, NC).
Dr. Carpenter led the development of the School of Engineering, with the
charter class graduating in 2020. She is a remarkable woman whom I believe
would be more than worthy of recognition.

Carpenter Jenna 2016

Here’s a bit more about her from Campbell University.

Dr. Jenna P. Carpenter is Founding Dean and Professor of Engineering at Campbell University. With a hands-on, project-based approach all four years, Campbell School of Engineering focuses on design and utilizes unique classlabs to seamlessly integrate lecture and lab. The program also emphasizes teaming, communication skills, student internships, professional engineering licensure, professional development training and service learning. The School has earned a Bronze Award from the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program and is a KEEN Partner Institution.

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