The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society is most pleased to announce that Carlotta Berry has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious 2023 Undergraduate Teaching Award “for contributions to multidisciplinary robotics education and leadership in creating a national platform to diversify STEM.”
Carlotta Berry has a passion for increasing diversity in engineering. She is utilizing robotics and engineering education, as well as human-robot interaction research to bring STEM to diverse populations. She has built several organizations that reach out to women and marginalized and minoritized populations and encourage them to pursue STEM degrees. She founded the Rose Building Undergraduate Diversity (ROSE-BUD) program to increase the participation of underprivileged and underrepresented students in electrical and computer engineering. Berry worked with colleagues worldwide to start the nonprofits Black in Engineering and Black in Robotics that build community and advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.
An IEEE Senior Member, Berry is the Rose Hulman Institute of Technology Lawrence J. Giacoletto Endowed Chair and professor for Electrical and Computer Engineering, Indiana, USA.
More About the IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award
Sponsored by the IEEE Education Society, the IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award was established by the Board of Directors in 1990 to honor teachers of electrical and electronics engineering and the related disciplines. The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium. In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: excellence in teaching undergraduate students; creative development of the undergraduate curriculum; authorship of course materials for undergraduate students; involvement with undergraduate students through activities such as advising, project supervision, faculty counseling or advising for student organizations; attracting students to engineering and scientific profession; and the quality of the nomination.
A list of past recipients can be found here