Ramzi Bualuan, teaching professor and director of undergraduate studies in computer science and engineering, has been named the recipient of the 2022 Catherine F. Pieronek Women in Engineering Impact Award.
The annual award honors a faculty or staff member in the Notre Dame College of Engineering “who has made a dramatic positive impact on women’s engineering experience” through teaching and mentoring; service and support; and advocacy for women in engineering.
Award recipients are selected based on feedback from women graduate and undergraduate students in engineering.
Students commented that Bualuan “goes above and beyond, so that women feel included, in place, and belonging in computer science and engineering.” Others described him as “a strong mentor, extremely supportive of all of his students,” and as caring and enthusiastic — “I really appreciate him giving me the confidence to succeed in computer science!”
The award, typically presented at a Notre Dame women’s basketball game, honors the memory of Catherine F. Pieronek, associate dean for academic affairs, who pioneered and was Notre Dame’s first director of Women in Engineering.
This year, the award presentation will take place at the BC vs ND game on Sunday, Jan. 30.
Previous Women in Engineering Impact Award recipients:
2021 — Jennifer Schaefer, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
2020 — Liz Kerr, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
2019 — Pinar Zorlutuna, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
2018 — Ashley Thrall, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
2017 — Victoria Goodrich, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
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