CREW Representative Highlight | 2020 Academic Year End Newsletter
Newsletter 2020 Academic Year End Newsletter
CREW Representative Highlight
We would like to feature two members of CREW:
Dr. Callie Babbitt is an Associate Professor in the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology, where she conducts research to proactively quantify and minimize the environmental impacts of emerging technologies. Callie’s research group uses methods from the circular economy, eco-design, and life cycle assessment to study sustainability challenges and create solutions for consumer electronics, plastics waste, lithium-ion batteries, electric vehicles, nanomaterials, and food waste management. Callie has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida. Callie is a Fulbright U.S. Scholar and a recipient of the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career (CAREER) Award and the AT&T Technology and Environment Award.
Professor Martin earned her Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media at North Carolina State University where she developed a schema that graphically maps hierarchical relationships of visual research methods. She is currently a co-PI on two NSF-funded projects examining the skills that help U.S. college students succeed and increase employer competitiveness. Martin investigates how designers and STEM faculty communicate (orally and visually). She is also working on a project to provide additional resources for faculty and students in courses with both a presentation requirement and deaf and hard of hearing students.
The Council for the Representation & Engagement of Women Faculty (CREW) serves as an advisory council to AdvanceRIT in support of the career success of women faculty at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
The Mission of the Council for the Representation & Engagement of Women is to support, retain and promote the career success of women faculty at RIT. To achieve its mission, the team will:
Identify and support effective strategies and activities that promote career success of women faculty
Assist women faculty in finding and developing networks
Promote leadership development and mentoring activities for women faculty
Provide support needed for women faculty to be successful through tenure and promotion
Communicate and collaborate with other groups concerned with gender and diversity
Identify the issues that women faculty face and develop actions to address these issues
Facilitate awareness among administration and the university regarding these issues
Make recommendations to leadership on studies or actions needed to address particular issues needed to create an academic environment that fosters the academic success of women faculty at RIT.