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Reimagining engineering education: How inclusivity, innovation and collaboration will revolutionize the engineers of the future

Dr. Kris Ropella enrolled in the biomedical engineering program at Marquette University in the early 1980s when there were few female engineers and biomedical engineering was considered unconventional. Ropella’s father always challenged her to push back against the status quo, so she was drawn to the tension of a changing engineering landscape. The lessons she…