Dr. Sharnnia Artis

Dr. Sharnnia Artis is the Assistant Dean of Access and Inclusion for The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. In this role, she is responsible for fostering an environment which enables members from all backgrounds and cultures to thrive and succeed at UCI. Dr. Artis oversees pre-college, undergraduate, and graduate programs that facilitate the recruitment, retention, and overall success of students from traditionally underrepresented groups in engineering and computing. She has over 18 years of experience working with education and outreach programs in engineering. Prior to joining UC Irvine, Dr. Artis was the Education and Outreach Director for the Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science at the University of California, Berkeley. She has also spent nine years at Virginia Tech providing program and student support for the Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity and has industry and government experience as a Human Factors Engineer. Dr. Artis holds a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.

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Sustainable Engineering Outreach Programs through University, Industry, and Non-governmental Organization Partnerships


The Samueli School of Engineering and Base 11, aim to increase the number of students from underrepresented ethnic and racial groups who receive baccalaureate degrees in engineering by partnering with high schools, community colleges, non-governmental organization (NGOs), and industry. Using the social innovation framework for collective impact, this partnership has resulted in the creation of […]

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