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Professor Pozzi named DEI director

Professor Sara A. Pozzi has been appointed director of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for the College of Engineering.| Short Read
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IMAGE:  Sara Pozzi is a Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences

Professor Sara A. Pozzi has been appointed director of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for the College of Engineering.

Pozzi says she is excited to have the opportunity to serve the college community as director of DEI, a newly-established position within the College.

“It’s critical to our mission to create an equitable and inclusive environment where our students, faculty and staff can thrive and do their best work,” she said.

Pozzi is passionate about diversity issues, as demonstrated by her work with the University of Michigan’s STRIDE (Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence) committee. She helps develop and teach workshops on unconscious bias and stereotype threat. She has given many seminars on these topics both nationally and internationally. She also has mentored and served as a role model for many female and minority students, postdocs and research faculty.

“We have a unique opportunity here at Michigan to be national and international leaders in DEI,” Pozzi said. “President Schlissel and other members of the leadership team have made DEI a priority, and we have a talented and committed base of individuals who can bring change at the unit and department levels. I am honored to be a part of this effort, and I will work very hard to have a positive impact.”

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Jennifer Melms
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Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences

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The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

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