CSE Public Lecture

Rising to the Moment

Please save the date for the second installment in the College of Science and Engineering’s new public lecture series, 'Rising to the Moment," featuring Jayshree Seth, a 3M Corporate Scientist and the company’s first Chief Science Advocate. Dr. Seth will discuss her unique role at 3M and the importance of diversity and equity in STEM.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Evening, tentatively 6 p.m.

Coffman Memorial Union Theater

Additional details and registration coming in early 2022.

About the speaker

Jayshree Seth is a Corporate Scientist at 3M and leads Applied Technology Development for Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division. She joined 3M in 1993 after an M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University, New York. She holds 72 patents for a variety of innovations with several additional pending. Seth is a Distinguished Alumni Award recipient from her alma mater REC Trichy India, now NIIT Trichy, where she earned a B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering. Seth was appointed 3M’s first-ever Chief Science Advocate in 2018 and is using her scientific knowledge, technical expertise, and professional experience to advance science and communicate the importance and benefits of science in everyday life. 

Seth is also a member of Carlton Society, which is the 3M Science and Engineering Hall of Fame. She is the fourth woman and first female engineer to be inducted. In 2020, she was awarded the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) highest Achievement Award. She is also the first-ever winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the new Female Thought Leaders of the Year category in the 18th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business in 2021.

Seth was featured in a docuseries titled “Not the Science Type that premiered during the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. She is the author of the book, The Heart of Science – Engineering Footprints, Fingerprints, & Imprints, published by the Society of Women Engineers, and all the sales proceeds go to a scholarship for under-represented minority women in STEM. She is a sought-after speaker, globally, on a multitude of topics such as innovation, leadership, and STEM advocacy and has been featured in local, national, and international media. She serves on the Board of the Science Museum of Minnesota and on the Engineering Advisory Council for Clarkson University. Seth has two adult children, and her husband is also a 3Mer. 

Watch a video about Jayshree Seth that is part of the 3M docuseries "Not the Science Type," which addresses negative stereotypes and the need for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM fields.

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