WST Learning Community Dinner, 2/27/17

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Monday February 27, 2017
      6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Stein House/4th St. A Apartments, 4th and Techwood, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
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    Free food, freebies

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Summary Sentence: WST Learning Community dinner with, Georgia Tech Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and certified Strengths Coach, Dr. Mary Lynn Realff.

Full Summary: WST residents and other undergraduates are invited to dinner with, Georgia Tech Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and certified Strengths Coach, Dr. Mary Lynn Realff. In addition to dinner and discussion, free StrengthFinders books will be offered.Be sure to pick up your book from the WST graduate partners' office in Stein or make an appointment with Dr. Colatrella or a WST graduate partner ( to pick one up in the WST office in Chapin.You should complete the short (20-minute) survey assessing your strengths in advance of attending the February 27 dinner.

Join us for complimentary dinner and discussion with Georgia Tech Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Dr. Mary Lynn Realff. Dr. Realff received her BS Textile Engineering from Georgia Tech and her PhD in Mechanical Engineering and Polymer Science & Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). At Georgia Tech, she 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.

Dr. Realff is the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Programs in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech and 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.

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 Fellow and a nominee on the Board of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Dr. Realff is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, on the board of the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, GA and volunteers at Inman Middle School (directing the GEMS girls’ science club) and at Buckhead Church. She lives in Atlanta with her husband (a professor at Georgia Tech) and two children.

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The Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Public, Undergraduate students, Graduate students
Career/Professional development
strengthfinders, action-planning, Leadership
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