“Building a culture where interdisciplinary research excellence can flourish is vital to Ohio State’s land-grant mission and I’m thrilled that Julie will add her talents to this endeavor,” said Dorota A. Grejner-Brzezinska, vice president for knowledge enterprise at Ohio State. “Her own extensive research experience, coupled with her passion for relationship building, mentorship, and resource development make her the right person to establish this university-wide focus on research skills development.”
Martin will also oversee The STEAM Factory, working to add interdisciplinary talent and team development focus to its already established collaborative programming that bridges innovation across all colleges and disciplines.
Martin, the principal investigator with the Elevate Research Group, joined Ohio State as an associate professor of engineering education in 2019 after serving as a program director in the Engineering Education and Centers Division at the National Science Foundation. She has held a variety of national leadership positions in the Women in Engineering ProActive Network, including serving as its national president, and is a fellow with the American Society for Engineering Education. Martin is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, where she is seeking to create a culture of constructive review for academic publishing. She has two degrees in Materials Science and Engineering – her BS from North Carolina State University and her Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
The Office of Knowledge Enterprise supports and empowers researchers in both curiosity-driven and large-scale convergence research and creative expression through programs that develop research teams and talent and strategically grow and diversify Ohio State’s research portfolio. The office supports the university by offering programs, funding, and resources to enable strategic growth of Ohio State’s research portfolio while bolstering its research reputation, societal impact, and research and innovation footprint.
This article was previously published at The Ohio State University.