Meet our Professional and Faculty Sponsors
Mayaria Johnson, Professional Sponsor
My name is Mayaria Johnson. As an undergraduate student, I majored in Computer Science. I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in May 2015. I am now a graduate student pursuing a Master of Business Administration in Information Technology while working in a STEM career. I chose STEM and became a part of SWE for similar reasons. I learned that careers in STEM were in high demand and those careers needed more women. I have always been an advocate for minority advancement and I believe the future of our world mostly lies in the hands of STEM.
Dr. Nandika D'Souza, Faculty Advisor
"Dr. D’Souza is interested in interactions and properties of heterogeneous materials, blends, alloys, composites and nanocomposites. Her teaching and research primarily focus on mechanical properties, fracture, transport phenomena, viscoeleasticity, rheology and polymer characterization.
Dr. D’Souza received a B.E. in polymer engineering from the University of Pune, a M.S. in materials engineering from Auburn University and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University.
She was awarded the 2008 UNT College of Engineering Research Award, 2003 NASA Faculty Fellowship Program, 2000-2002 UNT Developing Scholar Award, 1998 UNT Outstanding Service on Behalf of National Medal Winners and the 1994 Vinyl Division Thesis Award from the International Society of Plastics Engineers.
Dr. D’Souza is a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, UNT Renewable Bioproducts Cluster and UNT Renewable Energy and Conservation Cluster.
She reviews papers for a number of industry journals, as well as dissertations. She has also published more than 40 journal book chapters and journal articles and has made over 130 presentations."