WST Dinner with Dr. Mary Lynn Realff

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    • Monday February 9, 2015
      5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
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Summary Sentence: Have dinner with Dr. Mary Lynn Realff, Material Sciences and Engineering,

Full Summary: Dr. Mary Lynn Realff, Material Sciences and Engineering, will speak at the monthly WST Learning Community dinner on February 9th, 6pm, in Stein study lounge. All WST Learning Community residents and WST mentors are welcome to attend. RSVP at

Attend this month's WST Learning Community dinner with Dr. Mary Lynn Realff, Material Sciences and Engineering, and listen as she gives a brief talk about Emotional Equations and leadership. At Georgia Tech, Dr. Realff teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the mechanics of textile structures and polymer science areas. Dr. Realff has made a significant contribution to the understanding of the mechanical behavior of woven fabrics. She is continuing her work in modeling the mechanical behavior of textile structures utilizing both theoretical and experimental approaches. She currently conducts research on the analysis and design of fibers containing carbon nanotubes. Other projects include simultaneous design of textile production systems and textile products, development of quantitative descriptions of textile structures and evaluation of production processes using image processing technology, and design of woven fabrics for the tufting process.

Dr. Realff is a Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Women, Science and Technology. She also facilitates a student/industry mentoring program which matches industry mentors with Georgia Tech undergraduate students for 9 month mentoring relationships. The program has been shown to increase the retention of students. From 2002-2005, Dr. Realff directed Georgia Tech’s NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Program. The program’s goal is to increase the participation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers.

Dr. Realff is a member of The Fiber Society, American Association of Textile Colorists and Chemists, the American Society of Engineering Educators, and the Society of Women Engineers. She is currently on the Board on Diversity and Outreach of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and an Associate Technical Editor of the Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering. Dr. Realff is also the President of the Georgia Association for Women in Higher Education.

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Undergraduate students, Graduate students
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