Prof Carmen Leicht-Scholten (GS3NA)
Professor of “Gender and Diversity in Engineering”, Faculty of Civil Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
Leicht-Scholten PhD, Bs is Vice Dean for Studies Affair at the faculty of civil engineering. Carmen Leicht-Scholten has been University Professor for Gender and Diversity in Engineering at the RWTH Aachen Faculty of Civil Engineering since January 2012. Her research focuses are gender and diversity perspectives in science and technology research, gender relations in the STEM subjects, and gender and diversity perspectives in organizations.
Professor Leicht-Scholten spoke about the necessity to integrate gender and diversity modules in engineering curricula in order to educate leaders of tomorrow at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013 (GS3NA). She presented the experiences in her own faculty, where the students have the obligatory course “introduction in gender and diversity studies.