Irene Mena to lead Swanson School’s First-Year Engineering Program

Irene B. Mena, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials, has been named director of the Swanson School’s First-Year Engineering Program

Mena will be responsible for implementing first year curriculum content, pedagogy, and improvements; coordinating Swanson School and other faculty teaching in the program; and managing the first year seminar. Mena also will direct the Swanson School’s annual First-Year Conference, in which all engineering first-years develop a professional-level research paper and present it to their peers at the end of the spring semester.

She succeeds Daniel Budny, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, who retired from the position after 18 years. 

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