Dr. Zofia K. Rybkowski, associate professor and holder of the Harold Adams Interdisciplinary Professorship in the Department of Construction Science and a Fellow of the Center for Health Systems and Design at Texas A&M University, is the invited speaker for the 2019-2020 Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the College of Science Educational Outreach and Women’s Programs Office.
Rybkowski will present “Multifunctional and Sustainable Materials for 3D-Printing Environmentally Adaptive Resilient Buildings” at 12:00 p.m. Friday, January 17, in the Adams Presentation Room within Langford Architecture Center Building A on the Texas A&M campus. A reception will follow the lecture in Langford A’s Wright Gallery. The lecture is free and open to the public.
In addition to Rybowski’s presentation, Texas A&M graduate students Tabina Choudhury (Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences) and Nida Obakate (Department of Mathematics) will be recognized as the 2019-2020 recipients of the Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui Memorial Awards for Research, while postdoctoral fellow Alyssa Meyers (Department of Veterinary Integrated Biosciences) will receive the Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui Memorial Award for Mentoring. Each will receive a $500 check, a memorial plaque and a certificate of recognition at the conclusion of Rybowski’s lecture.
The awards are presented by Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) to highlight research and mentoring efforts by women on the Texas A&M campus in honor and remembrance of Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui, a longtime faculty member in the Texas A&M Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. Tsutsui was a founding member of WISE and cared deeply about the retention and recognition of women in the university’s graduate programs. Both the awards and the event are sponsored by WISE, the College of Science, the Division of Research, the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies and the College of Architecture.
Women In Science and Engineering at Texas A&M is an organization of graduate students, staff and faculty from various science and engineering backgrounds. The group was created to address specific problems faced by women in non-traditional fields.
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