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Presidential Lecture Series at TAMIU Features A&M Professor Karan Watson Wednesday Posted: 3/07/18

Presidential Lecture Series at TAMIU Features A&M Professor Karan Watson Wednesday


Faculty portrait, Dr. Karan Watson
Dr. Karan Watson, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering  

One of Texas A&M University’s most accomplished professors, Dr. Karan Watson, will deliver the next Texas A&M International University  (TAMIU) Presidential Lecture Series Wednesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the TAMIU Center for the Fine and Performing Arts’ Recital Hall

Dr. Watson, Regents Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M, will deliver the lecture, “Even When the Evidence is Clear, Change is Complicated.”  The event is free of charge and open to the public.

The TAMIU Presidential Lecture Series is an occasional series that affords participants unparalleled opportunities to share in elevating experiences that advance insight and engagement.

Watson formerly served as A&M’s Provost and Chief Academic Officer responsible for all aspects of the academic budgetary oversight for all activities affecting teaching, research and related activities.

She has served as the President for the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Education Society, the IEEE Women in Engineering Division, the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Electrical and Computer Engineering Society, and ABET. She is a fellow of IEEE, ASEE, and ABET.

She has won the U.S. President Award for Mentoring Minorities and Women in Science and Technology, the ASEE Mentoring Award, and the College of Engineering Crawford Teaching Award, in addition to numerous other teaching and leadership awards.

She holds her Ph.D. from Texas Tech University.

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