Spring Quarterly Crossroads

The Quarterly Crossroads is a quarterly newsletter of leadership updates, school highlights, student stories, news and upcoming events for the School of STEM.

Letter from the dean

Jennifer McLoud-Mann

On February 1, I was honored to step into the role of interim dean for the School of STEM. My immediate focus was to provide continuity for faculty and staff as the school conducts a national search to identify the next permanent dean later in the calendar year. I have been utilizing my super power — listening — to ensure that those around me have the support they need to be successful.

I have been excited to collaborate with others to enhance the student experience for STEM students. We have increased industry engagement on campus by hosting a variety of events such as the Avanade-sponsored hackathon and the Boeing AI Innovation Challenge that you will read about later in the newsletter. We generated $21,346 on Husky Giving Day from contributions to the STEM Excellence Fund, STEM DEI Excellence Fund, and STEM Scholarship Fund — thank you again for these generous contributions and support!

I would like to encourage everyone to join us on June 7 for the STEM Symposium, a signature event where students present results from experiential learning opportunities and are recognized for their excellence by the faculty. As a part of the STEM Symposium, we will host the first Annual All STEM Recognition Ceremony from 1:00-1:45 p.m. in Discovery Hall, room 061 to celebrate our amazing students receiving awards and the new Sr. Chief Ronald G. Gamboa Endowed UW Bothell STEM Faculty Fellowship Award winner!

To our STEM students graduating this year, I extend a heartfelt congratulations to each and every one of you! You have demonstrated excellence in challenging STEM programs and the triumphs you have achieved are remarkable — a true testament to your unwavering dedication and brilliance. I am proud of you and excited for you to continue on your journey.

As I finish my 11th year in the School of STEM, I continue to be extremely proud of how my community supports students both inside and outside the classroom. Together, we transform lives, one student at a time.

Jennifer McLoud-Mann