The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) is thrilled to announce the promotion of faculty member Julie Kientz to Associate Professor.
In 2013 alone, Kientz received research awards from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and Google. She was also named one of MIT Technology Review's “35 Innovators Under 35," and continued her work in the department directing the Computing for Healthy Living & Learning Laboratory.
HCDE Department Chair Jan Spyridakis said she feels lucky to have Kientz on the HCDE faculty and can't wait to watch her continue to grow. "Julie, thank you for choosing HCDE and doing such fantastic research, curricular work, service, and teaching. Speaking for the HCDE community, I can say that we all feel very lucky to have you as colleague, mentor, and peer."
HCDE Professor Beth Kolko agreed, saying "Many well-deserved congratulations for Julie. Of course, the additional win here is for the rest of us who are made much better by having her here. We're very lucky to have her as part of the HCDE community."
Kientz's promotion is effective September 2014. Please congratulate her when you see her next!