About Larisa K. Schelkin:
Larisa K. Schelkin is a Founding Director of Global Technology & Engineering Consortium (GTEC), hosted by Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in Needham, MA and a CEO & President and Co-Founding Director of the Diversity and Outreach in Math and Engineering (DOME) Foundation, Inc. She was appointed to the Diversity Committee, Massachusetts Governor’s STEM Advisory Council in 2010. Larisa served on Massachusetts STEM Summit Committee for a number of years. Prior to her position at GTEC and the DOME Foundation, Inc, Larisa served as a Special Assistant to the President for Diversity at WIT in Boston, Massachusetts, and also as the Director for the Center for Diversity and Inclusive Leadership at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. Before joining Tufts, Larisa managed engineering training & education, college relations, and diversity programs at Tyco Electronics Corporation, M/A-COM, Inc. Prior to this position she worked as a Director of Operations for Center for Loss Prevention and Structural Integrity at WPI. Larisa is serving as a Vice President of the The Triangle Coalition for STEM Education, Washington, D.C. since 2009. Larisa Schelkin is concentrating her efforts on improving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education; developing & implementing innovative strategic approaches for building successful partnerships and bridging corporations, foundations, government, academia, professional associations & non-profit organizations. She is a Nationally recognized advocate for diversity and women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and STEM education. Larisa concentrates on diversity and innovation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM); women and underrepresented groups in engineering; Global STEM education and industry/education collaborative initiatives. Larisa has received a Catalyst Award at the Broad institute of MIT & Harvard in 2009. She holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Petroleum Engineering from the Russian Petroleum Engineering University, and a Master of Science from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Larisa has done Doctoral work in artificial intelligence (AI) and the mathematical model of hydraulic processes.