Women in Science

Harman Lounge, Florham Campus, FDU

November 6, 2019, 3:00- 6:00 PM

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Maribel Vazquez, Associate Professor; Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University

Dr. Vazquez received a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University and joined industry as a Microfabrication Engineer for Intel Corporation. She was later awarded a GEM fellowship in partnership with Intel to sponsor a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, where she continued as part of the MIT Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research to complete her Doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Dr. Vazquez is currently at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ). She has been awarded federal research funding to develop micro technologies that interrogate cell migratory processes critical to the development, pathology and regeneration of the Visual System. She has additionally leveraged her research to address US Health Disparities through STEM education as part of NIH biomedical partnerships and NSF engineering centers.

Presentation: Women at the Eye and STEM of society


  • Dr. Kathleen Frey, Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, FDU
  • Dr. Jennifer Lehr, Associate Dean of the Becton College of Arts & Sciences, FDU
  • Ms. Chariane Nkengfack, student, computer science with concentration in data mining, FDU

Moderator: Dr. Gillian Small, University Provost & Sr VPAA, FDU