On Monday, March 22, Chrissy Houlahan, United States Representative in Pennsylvania’s 6th District, gave one of Penn Engineering’s Technology, Business and Government Distinguished lectures. She was joined by moderator Susan Davidson, Weiss Professor in Computer and Information Science, Janavi Chadha, sophomore in Computer and Information Science, Lucille Stinn, student in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, and Vijay Kumar, Nemirovsky Family Dean and Professor at Penn Engineering.
Representative Houlahan answered a number of questions and spoke about the importance of diversity in both the demographics of the engineers as well as the perspectives they draw on. “We need to speak the language of the user community, the people we’re creating for…Trying to take business and policy classes are really important. We need to actively ask our Engineering students to think about the implications of their work.”