Keynote Speaker

Dr. L. Pamela Cook

Dr. Pam Cook, University of Delaware

Dr. Pamela Cook is an Associate Dean of Engineering at the University of Delaware, where she is also a Joint Professor of Mathematics. Cook has served on numerous boards and professional societies throughout her career, including the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), among others. Since 2003, Cook has played an instrumental part in the recruitment of women into STEM fields. As the Associate Dean of Engineering at UD, Cook helped increase the representation of female faculty members from 4.5 to 16.3 percent in the College of Engineering. The efforts to increase female particpation in STEM fields resulted in the establishment of the Clara Boothe Luce professorship, a position reserved for female faculty members who specialize in hard materials science, scheduled to begin in 2014-15.