DIRECTOR OF THE WOMEN IN ENGINEERING PRO.

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Tricia Berry, Director of the Women in Engineering Program (WEP) at The University of Texas at Austin, is responsible for leading the efforts on recruitment and retention of women in the Cockrell School of Engineering. She concurrently serves as Director of the Texas Girls Collaborative Project, an initiative aimed at connecting Texas organizations, companies and individuals working to advance gender equity in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Berry is also Executive Vice President of 825 Basics, LLC, a professional training company with the mission to help individuals develop healthy, fit and full of energy careers. Tricia was previously Director of the Engineering Scholarship Program at the University of Texas at Austin. In this position, Tricia was responsible for the management of undergraduate and graduate engineering scholarships and fellowships, recruitment of high potential high school students, and scholarship fundraising assistance. She came to the Cockrell School of Engineering as Director in July 1999 after six years at The Dow Chemical Company in Freeport, Texas.

At The Dow Chemical Company, Tricia worked as a Process Engineer from 1993 to 1997, leading projects such as light hydrocarbon and chlorine plant expansions and vinyl chloride plant improvement projects. From late 1997 to July 1999, Tricia worked as a Product Development Engineer in Epoxy New Business Development assisting in the commercialization of a new epoxy thermoplastic and leading the customer plant start-up efforts. In addition to her engineering roles, she also was the UT Recruiting Team Co-op Lead Recruiter, an on-site Chemical Engineering Co-op Coordinator, the Take Our Daughters to Work Day Leader, and the Society of Women Engineers Convention Advisory Council Corporate Representative.

"Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which never has been." Albert Einstein

Tricia received her BS Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin in May 1993 and her MBA from the University of Houston Clear Lake in May 1999. She was active in the Gulf Coast Section of AIChE, serving as President in 1996 and receiving the Outstanding New Member Award in 1997, and the UT ChE Alumni Club, serving as President in 1996 and 2003. She was the MATHCOUNTS Coordinator for the Gulf Coast Chapter of TSPE from 1994 to 1999 and received the Young Engineer of the Year Award in 1996. Tricia also has been active in the Society of Women Engineers, serving as the 1998 National Student Conference Chair and currently serving as a consultant on the SWE Collegiate Leadership Committee.

Contact Information

wep@engr.utexas.edu
(512) 471-5650

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