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Dr. Susan Larson – Director
Dr. Susan Larson is an assistant dean and a faculty member in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She earned undergraduate degrees in physics and German at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her MS and PhD in environmental engineering science at the California Institute of Technology before joining Illinois as a faculty member. She has received campus and national teaching awards. Within the College of Engineering, she has been recognized with the Everitt Award for Teaching Excellence and the Stanley H. Pierce Award. She has also received an award for Outstanding Teaching in Environmental Engineering and Science from the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors and McGraw Hill. Her research focuses on the behavior of air pollutants and has been recognized with a Presidential Young Investigator Award and an Illinois Junior Xerox Award.
Angie Wolters is a graduate from Engineering at Illinois, holding a BS and an MS in Civil Engineering, and is a licensed professional engineer. Angie joined Applied Pavement Technology in Urbana, Illinois, after completing her master’s degree. During her 11 years with APTech, Angie worked her way from Engineering Associate to Associate Partner. Angie also has work experience with the higher education division of Pearson Education. In the Undergraduate Programs Office, Angie serves as an academic advisor while directing efforts for Women in Engineering including the overall retention and recruitment efforts of women students.
During her time with WIE, she has been involved in a number of women focused endeavors including developing a leadership program – WIE Lead – for women engineering students, co-authoring of a book (which is soon to publish) on the accomplishments of women engineers at the University of Illinois, serving on the committee responsible for the artist selection and overall creation and placement of a statue on engineering campus celebrating women engineers, and collaborating with the International Programs in Engineering office to establish a study abroad program for Women in Business and Technology with ORT University in Montevideo, Uruguay. Angie and her husband have two children and live in Mahomet.
Brooke Newell is an academic advisor in the College of Engineering, Undergraduate Programs Office and also supports the programming efforts of Women in Engineering. Brooke earned a BS in Biology and an MPH from the University of Illinois-Springfield. Previously, Brooke was the Academic Programs Coordinator and Chief Academic Advisor in the Technology Entrepreneur Center (TEC), as well as the program coordinator for a $30M, multi-university research center (SONIC) within the College. Brooke and her husband have one child, two dogs, and live in Champaign.
Amy Cain serves as the Office Support Assosciate for WIE. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Junior High Education and taught math for 23 years. She has spent many summers working at UIUC, and is now back full-time with the Women in Engineering Program! Amy works on events including Admitted Student Days and Orange & Blue Days, and also stays busy helping with the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Program.
In her free time, Amy is always planning her next trip. She has been to 49 states and looks forward to traveling to Hawaii someday. She enjoys spending time with her family and attending all of her kids’ school events.