Laurie K. Laird
- M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, University
of Cincinnati, 1989
Thesis Title: Materials for the Future: Polymer-, Metal- and
- B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Ohio Northern University, 1986
- Engineer in Training (E.I.T.), State of
Ohio, since 1986
Title: Design Engineer (1989-1993)
Outreach Activities :
- Director, Camp GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science). Four-day camp for middle school girls (1996-present).
- Director, Engineering Pathways (2006-present). Week-long engineering camp for high school girls and boys which operates as part of the ONU Summer Honors Institute.
- Presenter, MI Ready Summer Retreat - Exiting the Cave (Lima Senior High Students), Introduction to Engineering Workshop (July 2006).
- Director, Pathways Project (2003-2006). Worked with four local middle schools to bring students to campus multiple times during the school year for engineering activities.
- Husband: James (Skip) Laird
- Children: Zoe (a teenager!)
- Pet: Ike (black Pomeranian)
Interests and Hobbies:
- K-12 outreach
- Freshman persistence
- New applications of composite materials