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Karen A. Panetta is the Dean for Graduate Education in the Tufts University School of Engineering, a Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science and Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering. She is an award-winning undergraduate engineering teacher with over 25 years of classroom experience. Dr. Panetta was the 2019 President of IEEE HKN (Eta-Kappa, Nu) and is the Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine.  She was a NASA JOVE Fellow and Past Vice-President of IEEE-USA.  Prior to joining the Tufts faculty, Dr. Panetta was a Principal Engineer for Digital Equipment Corporation. She is the Founder of the Internationally acclaimed Nerd Girls Program and Co-Host of the Nerd Girl Nation Show promoting diversity in the STEM disciplines. 

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