Elizabeth Parry
Elizabeth Parry
Engineer, Engineering Educator, Consultant
Biography

Liz Parry is an engineer, engineering educator and consultant. Liz worked for IBM for ten years in various engineering and management roles after earning her engineering management/mechanical engineering degree at the University of Missouri Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology). She has held a position at The Engineering Place at North Carolina State University’s College of Engineering for over 15 years and her current appointment is as an Engineering Education Scholar in the Dean’s office. Liz has worked with the Engineering is Elementary (Museum of Science Boston) team for 10 years as a consultant and research partner/Co-PI. In addition, she has served as a partner and/or Co-PI on multiple grants from the National Science Foundation, the GE Foundation, National Institutes of Health and the Department of Education. In addition to teaching first year engineering at NC State, Liz conducts both EiE and integrated stEm professional development and coaching for Discovery Education and others. She was the founding chair of Board of Directors committee on P12 Engineering Education for the American Society of Engineering Education and led the 12000-member organizations recently concluded “Commit to P12 Engineering” effort. Liz is a frequent speaker in the US and abroad, and has authored over 50 papers and articles and three book chapters on engineering education. In 2015, President Barack Obama awarded her the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) for her decades long work with students from groups underrepresented in STEM. Liz was elected as a Fellow in the American Society for Engineering Education in 2016.