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ELATES at Drexel

Executive Leadership in Academic Technology, Engineering and Science

ELATES at Drexel is a national leadership development program designed to promote senior women faculty, and faculty allies of all genders, in leadership for academic engineering, computer science, and other STEM fields into effective institutional leadership roles within their schools and universities with a demonstrated commitment to increasing the representation of women in STEM.

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What They're Saying

Hear about the ELATES experience of Donna Riley, PhD, ELATES Class of 2022.
Dean, University of New Mexico


“ELATES gave me the skills and the peer support network to lead through substantial university re-organization and change. It provided me the empathy knowledge and tools to support faculty during COVID and the self-awareness to choose my career priorities moving forward.”

Adrienne R. Minerick, PhD, FAAAS, FASEE
Director and PI, ADVANCE at Michigan Tech
Professor, Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
President, American Society for Engineering Education

“The experience has made me more collaborative. I feel I now have better ways of interacting with my colleagues, better ways of working to achieve a goal. It has also helped me a great deal in realizing my strengths and realizing my limitations and where I need to put in more work. Most importantly, it has helped me to see how the university works as a whole and not as individual units that are disconnected.”

Caroline GL Cao, PhD
Professor of Biomedical, Industrial & Human Factors Engineering;
Mechanical and Materials Engineering; and Trauma Care and Surgery

Wright State University

“I cannot recommend the ELATES program highly enough. This well designed program has enabled me to greatly enhance my leadership skills while also forming a close, supportive network of talented women colleagues. It is not an overstatement to say this experience was transformative for me.”

Anne M. Robertson, PhD
Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Distinguished Service Professor and Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh