Maryland Dept. of Commerce recognizes Dean Julie Ross for advancing STEM education

In Baltimore, women hold approximately 31% of the positions in computer and mathematical fields, compared with the national average of 26.5% of women who hold positions in these areas. On MDBiz News, the Maryland Department of Commerce features a list of 20 leading women who are driving Maryland’s leadership in tech, including Julie Ross, UMBC’s dean of the College of Engineering and Information Technology (COEIT).

Through her work in at UMBC, Ross has helped advance UMBC’s reputation as a powerhouse in STEM fields. Before being named dean of COEIT, she was the chair of the department of chemical, biochemical and environmental engineering at UMBC. She has received external grants totaling nearly $13 million to advance her research and engineering education.

Two UMBC alumna were also included in the blog post. Linda Burger ‘86, information systems management, is the director of Technology Transfer Programs at the National Security Agency (NSA). Stephanie Hill ‘86, economics, is the vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems & Training, Ship & Aviation Systems. Additionally, the piece features Zuly Gonzalez, CEO of Light Point Security, located at the bwtech@UMBC research park.

See the full list of featured leaders in the article “In Maryland, Women in Technology Thrive,” on the MD Biz News blog.

Image: Julie Ross. Photo by Marlayna Demond ’11 for UMBC.