Watters featured on 'Professors are People Too' podcast
Get to know more about the College of Science and Engineering professors in the new “Professors Are People Too” podcast series developed by a group of CSE students. Initiated by chemical engineering senior Samuel Wang, the series aims to serve as a bridge between students and professors. They created the project as part of the IE 5541 project management course.
Wang, who co-hosted the series with computer science and data science junior Shreya Suvarnapathaki, asked the professors questions about themselves such as what they like to do in their free time, why they chose engineering, and what is their "life story." The interviews, recorded this fall, include:
- Michelle Calabrese, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
- Rhonda Franklin, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Paul Imbertson, teaching professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Shana Watters, associate teaching professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering
- Boya Xiong, assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering
In Watters' episode of Professors Are People Too, she talks about how the pandemic has reinforced her passion for teaching, her path from joining the Army at 18 to becoming a first-generation college graduate with a doctorate degree. She also talks about the importance of gaining knowledge to better understand the world around you and how the problem-solving skills she teaches her students can extend into every aspect of life.
You can listen to the "Professors Are People Too" series on Spotify or by visiting the podcast website.