Sheila Ross

Dr. Sheila Ross is an Associate Professor and Program Director in Electrical Engineering at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.  Her current area of research involves the integration of best practices for inclusion and success into the electrical engineering curriculum.  She developed a workshop series on Universal Design for Learning (UDL), which supports learners with a wide variety of challenges, including those due to neurological differences such as ASD and ADHD, as well as a wide variety of other challenges faced by students such as stereotype threat, differences in pre-college experiences, and diverse learning and communication styles.  She serves on university committees creating policy and recommendations, advises her SWE Collegiate chapter, shares research on diversity with other engineering faculty, and participates in outreach to K-12 schools.  She received the “Making a Difference for Women at MSOE” award in recognition of her institutional contributions.  She has been active in WEPAN for many years, serving as President, Board of Directors member, and Conference Chair for the WEPAN Change Leader Forum.   She earned her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computational Mathematics from Marquette University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.  She has recently completed the "Certificate in Executive Function and LD: Integrating Strategies, Study Skills, and Technology" from Landmark College. 

Lee Ann Schwope Cochran
Affiliated partner with Amphora Consulting

Lee Ann is a well-versed professional with expertise across the aerospace, defense, start-up and non-profit industries. She received her BS in Materials Science & Engineering from The Ohio State University and has advanced her career with experience in research, process scaling, manufacturing, proposal development, commercialization, business development, sales, marketing, licensing and market strategy.

Ms. Cochran serves on the board for the Innovation Research Interchange (IRI), Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) and is the President of the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) Board. 

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