Mariesa Crow, professor of electrical and computer engineering and associate dean of the School of Engineering, was named UMR’s Woman of the Year for 2002 in recognition of her efforts to improve the campus environment for women and minorities.
As part of the award, Crow received a $2,000 stipend funded by UMR graduate Cynthia Tang, Econ’85.
Crow, a member of the UMR faculty since 1991, is known for her research in the area of electrical power systems. Her accomplishments at UMR include initiating a National Science Foundation-sponsored program to attract more Ph.D. candidates into the growing field of power electronics. She also is a co-director of UMR’s "Expanding Your Horizons" program to promote science and engineering to 7th- and 8th-grade girls.