Annette Jacobson is a professor of chemical engineering and dean of undergraduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering. Jacobson received her bachelor's degree and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon. She has served as the director of the interdisciplinary educational program in Colloids, Polymers and Surfaces (CPS) and the PPG Industries CPS Laboratory since 1988. The labs also have played host to aspiring middle- and high-school students interested in engineering careers through annual outreach programs. Jacobson is the recipient of several professional accolades, including the 2003 Academic Advising Award from Carnegie Mellon.
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Education Sep 05Column: Why we shouldn’t push students to specialize in STEM too early
Today’s high school students are expected to decide on a life path early, and dedicate everything to pursuing that track, especially those considering a major or career in STEM. While it can produce students with high technical capabilities, this hyper…