Alice M. Agogino – University Service


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Academic Senate

  • Chair of the Faculty, College of Engineering, (2015-16); Secretary (2014-15); Acting Secretary (Fall 2011)
  • Chair, Senate Athletics Council on Intercollegiate Athletics, Berkeley Division, Academic Senate (2013-2014)
  • Member, Committee on Rules and Elections (2007-12)
  • Chair, Berkeley Division, Academic Senate (2005-06); Vice Chair (2004-05)
  • Elected to Committee on Committees (COMS) (2004), Berkeley Division, Academic Senate, stepped down in order to serve as Vice-Chair of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate.
  • Co-Chair (with Vice Provost Christina Maslach), University Athletics Board (2005-06)
  • Co-Chair (with Executive Dean George Breslauer), Diversity Research Initiative Working Group (2005-06)
  • Member, Senior Advisory Group on Diversity & Inclusion (SAGDI) (Fall 2005)
  • Co-Chair (with Vice Provost Catherine Koshland), Professional Degree Fee Working Group (2004-05)
  • Member, Southeast Quadrant Working Group (2004-06)
  • Mentor, Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholarship awardee, Academic Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Honors (CUSH)
  • Member, Committee on the Status of Women and Ethnic Minorities (SWEM) (2003-2004)
  • Interviewer, Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholarship applicants for the Academic Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships and Honors (CUSH)
  • Co-Chair (with Associate Vice Chancellor of IS&T, Jack McCredie), Academic Planning Board (APB) Task Force on Instructional Technology (1993/95)
  • UCB Academic Senate, Chair (1993/95), Computing and Communications Committee (Member, 1991/93)

Administrative Committees, UC Office of the President

  • Member, UC Berkeley-Chile (CONICYT) Seed Fund Competition (2013)
  • Member, Review Committee, President’s Postdoctoral Fellowships (2009-10)
  • Member, Review Committee, University of California’s Canada-California Strategic Innovation Partnership (2010)
  • Member, Search Committee for the Chancellor of the University of California at San Francisco, (Chair, President Yudof), UC Office of the President (2009)
  • Chair, Science and Mathematics Initiative Working Group, Academic Council (2005/2006); Member, Steering Committee, Science and Math Initiative, Office of the President (2004/05)
  • Member, Academic Council (2005/2006), Academic Assembly (2005/2006); UC Office of the President
  • Member, University-wide Advisory Committee to the Sloan-funded initiative “Developing a family Friendly Package for Ladder-Rank Faculty at the University of California” (2004-2006). This project led to a number of policy changes, including the 2006 Revised Academic Personnel Policies Related to Work and Family. Also see: UC’s Family Friendly Policies for Faculty and Other Academic Appointees.
  • Academic Planning Board, Office of the President, under Provost Jud King (2000/2001).
  • Advisory Committee, NEXUS project, under Vice President Karl Pister. (1999/2000).
  • Served on UCOP steering committee for the All University Conference on Teaching and Learning Technologies and the Future of the University (1996/97). Gave one presentation and coordinated a three-way broadcast over Internet between Chancellor Tien on the UCB campus, President Wang of Tsingua University in Beijing, China and the participants of the All-University conference at UCLA.
  • Member, CINITAP (Committee on Intercampus Networking and Information Technology for Academic Purposes, 1994-97)

Administrative Committees, University Level

  • Education Director, Blum Center for Developing Economies (2016+)
  • Chair, Development Engineering Graduate Group (2016+)
  • Member, Executive Committee, Energy Resources Group (2010-2013)
  • Affiliated Faculty, Li Ka Shing Gender & Science Program, a research program that supports conferences, lectures and collaboration across fields to address issues related to gender, science and technology (2012-2013)
  • Member, Advisory Committee for the Cal Preparatory School (2009-)
  • Member, Advisory Committee for the Advisory Committee of the Center for Race and Gender (2009-)
  • Chair, SESAME (Studies in Engineering, Science and Mathematics Education) Graduate Group (2003-04)
  • Member, Executive Committee, SESAME (Studies in Engineering, Science and Mathematics Education) Graduate Group (1999-)
  • Member, Chancellor’s Task Force on Outreach Activities, 2004
  • Co-Chair, (with Assoc. Vice Chancellor James Hyatt), E-Business Implementation Task Force (2000)
  • Member, Chancellor’s Task Force on the Recruitment and Retention of Women and Underrepresented Minority Faculty.
  • Chair, Instructional Technology Committee of the Campus Computing and Communication Policy Board (1997/2000), Co-Chair (1993/97)
  • Member, Chancellor’s Commission on Undergraduate Education (CUE), (1998/2000)
  • Member, Chancellor’s Advisory Policy Committee on Outreach (CAPCO), (1998/2000)
  • Member, Faculty Advisory Committee on the Interactive University project, Chaired by TVC&P Carol Christ (1997/2003)
  • Member, Service-Learning Faculty Policy Committee (1998-2005)
  • Member, Advisory Board, Chaired by Ralph Hexter, Berkeley Language Center (1999/2001)
  • Member, Advisory Board, Chaired by Nick Jewell, Geographical Information Sciences Center (1999/2000)
  • Co-Chair, Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women (2000/2001)
  • Member, Advisory Committee for the Berkeley Multimedia Research Center (1997/99)
  • Member, Lawrence Hall of Science Advisory Committee (1997/99)
  • Member, Committee on Microcomputing under Vice-Chancelor Hardyck (1988/89)
  • Served on ad hoc review committees for tenure and promotion cases

Administrative Committees, College of Engineering

  • Faculty Director’s Council, Jacobs Institute of Design Innovation, (2015-)
  • MEng Faculty Advisory Committee (2015-), Fung Institute of Engineering Leadership.
  • Art, Technology and Culture Committee (2009-17)
  • Member, Design Innovation Task Force on the Jacobs’ Institute of Design Innovation (2013-14)
  • Member, Committee on Instructional Technology & Distance Learning (2009-13)
  • Member, Common First Year Committee (2009-13)
  • Member, Ad hoc Committee for SUPERB (Summer Undergraduate Program of Engineering Research at Berkeley), (1997/01)
  • Member, Ad hoc Committee for Affirmative Action, (1997/99)
  • Member, Ad hoc Interdisciplinary Committee for Management of Technology, (1994/2005)
  • Member, Ad hoc Committee for Instructional Technology and Televised Instruction, (1988/99)
  • Member, Ad hoc Committee on Student Relations (1988-91)
  • Member, Ad hoc Committee for Robotics and Manufacturing (1990-91)
  • Member, Ad hoc Committee on Knowledge Engineering in the Undergraduate Curriculum (19987-88)
  • Bioengineering Graduate Group (1990-91)

Administrative Committees, Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • Member, Chair’s Advisory Committee (Fall, Spring 2016)
  • Member, Department’s Standing Search Committee (Fall, Spring 2016)
  • Committee on ABET and Undergraduate Study, (Spring 2013-Spring 2015)
  • Committee on Master of Engineering, Lead Advisor and Founder of Product Design Concentration (Spring 2013-)
  • Undergraduate Advising, (every semester, except on sabbatical)
  • Chair, Preliminary Exams, (Fall 2009-Spring 2011); Member (2016-17)
  • Member, Drake Scholarships, (Fall 2006, 2009-12)
  • Member, Preliminary Exams, (Fall 2006)
  • Chair, Committee on Seminars, (2002/04)
  • Chair, Committee on Industrial & Alunmi Relations- MEIA, (2002/05)
  • Chair, Committee on Awards, (2002/05)
  • Committee on Curriculum Review/Undergraduate Study, (2002/04)
  • Committee on Graduate Study, (1998/99; 2002/04)
  • Committee on Preliminary Exams, (1998/99)
  • Committee on Internet Publications, (1997/98)
  • Committee on Graduate Council Program Review, (1997/98)
  • Committee on Faculty Affirmative Action (1987/95); Chair (1994-95)
  • Member, Committee on Computers and Computation (1988-89)
  • Chair, Ad hoc Committee on the Design Program (1988-89)
  • Drake Scholarship Committee (1987/91)
  • Committee on Undergraduate Advising (1987/91)
  • Served on six faculty search committees

Women and Minorities Recruitment/Retention

  • Ran interactive session on”Entrepreneurial Mindset”, (with Ilya V. Avdeev and Leticia Britos Cavagnaro), 2016 Symposium: 21st Century Mindsets and Strategies for Career Advancement, Minority Faculty Development Workshop (MFDW16), UC Berkeley, Sep. 23, 2016.
  • UC Berkeley sponsor and speaker for Black Girls Code, December 13, 2014.
  • Affiliated Faculty, Li Ka Shing Gender & Science Program, a research program that supports conferences, lectures and collaboration across fields to address issues related to gender, science and technology.
  • Won AAAS Lifetime Mentor Award, 2012. Citation: for efforts to significantly increase the number of women and African- and Hispanic-American doctorates in mechanical engineering.
  • Panel Speaker, Society of Women Engineers New Admit Overnight Program, Fall 2011.
  • Berkeley PI, Broadening Participation in Computing grant, NSF: www.bpcportal.org, 2007-2012.
  • Berkeley PI, NSF-Funded National Center for Women (NCWIT): www.ncwit.org, 2005-2012.
  • Member, Advisory Committee, University-wide Advisory Committee to the Sloan-funded initiative “Developing a family Friendly Package for Ladder-Rank Faculty at the University of California”, 2004-06. Became key component of UC’s Family Edge policies.
  • Mentor, Sponsored SUPERB (Summer Undergraduate Program of Engineering Research at Berkeley) students for diverse undergraduate research, 2004-present.
  • Mentor, NERDS (New Experiences for Research & Diversity in Science) students for diverse undergraduate research, 2004-present.
  • Co-Chair (with Executive Dean George Breslauer), Diversity Research Initiative Working Group, 2005-06. Co-Chair BDRI Steering Committee (Spring, Summer 2006). “Academic leadership welcomes research proposals from all disciplines to advance this crucial institutional effort. “Last week a working group led by Professors Alice Agogino and George Breslauer . . . began to craft procedural recommendations for the research initiative, setting the stage for what is hoped will be a prompt call for proposed topics of study, followed by the first new hires, possibly as early as this fall. The campus might decide to apply research expertise to health disparities, educational opportunity and achievement, the impact of the criminal-justice system on diverse communities, or political participation and citizenship – to name just a few examples. But work proposed by experts in many other, less-obvious fields – from life sciences to engineering to art practice – will also be welcomed into the research initiative’s “big tent.” Mechanical engineering’s Agogino, for example, would like to see the campus undertake research on bridging the digital divide.” The Berkeleyan, May 4, 2005.
  • Co-Instructor of Berkeley’s Research in Diversity and Inclusion: A Multi-disciplinary Survey Seminar, Spring 2006, with Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Director of the Center for Race and Gender.
  • Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence, 2006. The new award recognizes faculty providing leadership in research, education and public service in building an equitable and diverse learning environment. My work was described as “an extraordinary blend of research in mechanical engineering, inquiry into issues of gender and minority access and equity and the building of programs, resources and curricula to advance both causes.”
  • Serve on the Women in Academic Science Engineering Committee of the National Academies Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (COSEPUP; 2005-2006). The committee was chaired by Donna Shalala, President of the University of Miami. The charge was to develop a report on maximizing the potential of women in academic science and engineering, including findings and recommendations for recruiting, hiring, promoting, and retaining women scientists and engineers. The committee focused on academe but also examined other research sectors for examples of effective practices. The report provided specific action points for the following groups: faculty, department chairs and deans, academic leaders, funding organizations, and government officials. The study was rolled out in two phases. Phase One was an NIH-sponsored convocation (open to the public), held in 2005, that reviewed current research on gender issues in science and engineering, including a discussion of the nature-nurture debate on cognitive development, as well as implicit bias and faculty diversity research. A workshop proceedings was published shortly following the event. The final report – Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering – received national attention and considerable press coverage.
  • Developed diversity theme pages for the NEEDS (National Engineering Education Digital-library System): Celebrating African American Engineers and Gender Equity.
  • Developed a new course module called “Community-Based Design” in E10 (Introduction to Engineering Design and Analysis) that was designed to attract underrepresented engineering students as well as students interested in the positive impact that technology can have on society. Students in this module go through a human-centered design process in which they co-participate with target community members to develop technological solutions to critical socio-technical problems. During the Spring 2005 semester the focus was on reducing toxins and toxic substances for low income rural agricultural workers in California. Students had the opportunity to present the results of their work at an international conference on design. This module benefitted from collaboration with the Engineers for a Sustainable World, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, the California College of Arts and the P & G industry sponsor. Website: http://best.me.berkeley.edu/%7Eaagogino/e10_agogino.htm
  • Developed a new course (with Prof. Jennifer Mankof in Computer Science) called “Designing Technology for Girls and Women” that was co-listed with Womens Studies with a grant from the Anita Borg Institute of Women and Technology. Website: http://best.me.berkeley.edu/%7Eaagogino/e39d/index.html
  • Co-PI on successful proposal submitted to NSF titled “The Berkeley Edge: Advancing Minorities through the Ph.D. and Beyond,” for $2,500,000 over five years. (1999/2005)
  • Served on the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Committee for Opportunities in Science, a committee meeting twice a year to promote science and engineering careers to women, underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities. (1997-2003)
  • PI for Engineering Information Fund “Interactive Theater” grant to sensitive faculty to gender/racial issues in our teaching and learning climate. (1998-2000)
  • Co-authored (with Prof. James Casey) a successful NSF grant to fund 9 bioengineering students each year for 5 years in SUPERB (Summer Undergraduate Program of Engineering Research at Berkeley). The proposal was targeted to underrepresented engineering students. The Summer of 1999 was the first year of the grant.
  • Supported initiative with the National Academy of Engineering and the American Society of Engineering Education to conduct a retention study of women and minority faculty in Engineering Colleges.
  • Keynote speaker at the UC Berkeley student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers’ Evening with Industry dinner, Nov. 19, 1999, Berkeley, CA. Title: “Teaching, Learning and Libraries on Internet Time.”
  • Participated on the faculty panel and the engineering break-out sessions for targeted minority recruitment receptions: 1998-99.
  • Coordinated the “Engineering Woman to Women” session at Cal Day ’99.
  • Completed an analysis of SAT scores and graduating GPA for students in our Minority Engineering Program (now called “Multicultural Engineering Program) and presented results: “Post-Proposition 209: Admissions, Outreach and Student Services for Underrepresented Engineering Students”, Engineering Advisory Board meeting, May 19, 1998. Also presented at the Berkeley Engineering Fund, Board of Directors, June 3, 1998.
  • Invited speaker for NACME (National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering). “The Synthesis Coalition’s Assessment Strategy”, NACME Forum ’97: Crisis and Commitment – Engineering Strikes Back, Seattle, WA., Oct. 3, 1997.
  • Keynote speaker at the Third Annual California McNair Scholars Symposium, Aug. 10-12, 1995. The McNair Scholars program encourages underrepresented minorities and first-generation college students to participate in undergraduate research and prepare for graduate education.
  • Keynote speaker at the Society of Women Engineers’ Evening with Industry program, Nov. 17, 1995.

Service to Elementary and/or Secondary Educational Institutions

  • Tensegrity Robots with BEST Robotics”, Summer Fun Weeks, Lawrence Hall of Science, Aug. 3 2016.
  • Member, Executive Committee of Graduate Group in Studies in Engineering, Science and Mathematics Education (SESAME).
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Cal Prep, 2008-2012
  • Member, Advisory Board, <href=http: howtosmile.org=””>Science and Math Informal Educators (SMILE), Lawrence Hall of Science, 2008-2011
  • Reviewer, and Secondary Education Program, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2007-2008
  • Chair, Systemwide Academic Council Working Group on the California Teach Initiative. (2005/06)
  • Member, Science and Math Initiative, Office of the President;. (2004/05).
  • PI, Engineering Pathway, a portal to high-quality teaching and learning resources in applied science and math, engineering, computer science/information technology and engineering technology, for use by K-12 and university educators and students. You are entering the engineering “wing” of the National Science Digital Library (NSDL); $2.9M, NSF.
  • PI, “Ubiquitous Digital Library Infrastructure to Support Mobile Learning”, UC Discovery Grants (with industry co-sponsors HP and Ricoh International)
  • PI on subcontract with the Exploratorium on the NSF grant “Exploratorium Online: Exhibit-based Science Learning and Teaching Digital Library”.
  • Served on the Golden Apple Fellowship Selection Committee (2000). This is a collaboration between UC Berkeley, the San Francisco Unified School District and the San Francisco Education Fund. (1999-2000)
  • Served as the UC Berkeley Liaison for the UC Nexus Advisory Committee (1999-2000). UC Nexus is a statewide University of California initiative carried out by the UC Office of the President to explore the effective uses of computer and Internet technologies for K-12 education by building on and extending curriculum development and student assessment, and distance learning tools and strategies.
  • Served on the National Academy of Engineering’s study of K-12 Technology Literacy Standards. (1997-2000)
  • Completed an Interactive University Project titled: “Interactive MESA”. The IU MESA Day Competition was held on April 4, 1998 and written up in the Engineering News: http://www.coe.berkeley.edu/cues/news/mesaday98.html.
  • Initiated the process through CAPCO (Chancellor’s Advisory Policy Committee on Outreach) and helped write a campus proposal to Siemens to sponsor the Western Region Siemens-Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition at approximately $100,000. The Berkeley funds were used to bring in targeted underrepresented students to the Berkeley campus and interact with the Siemens-Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition. The award was submitted by Vice Chancellor Genaro Padilla and was administered by the Coalition for Excellence and Diversity in Mathematics, Science and Engineering Education. The Pacific Region competition was held on Nov. 5&6, 1999 and was viewed as quite a success with approximately 200 local students and advisors attending. All of the Siemens-Westinghouse competitors from California said that they would apply to UC Berkeley. Caroline Kane, Chair of the Coalition, took the lead in organizing the activities. Prof. Roger Falcone, Chair of Physics, was the lead judge for the competition. Agogino served as the judge representing Engineering.
  • Primary author and PI on proposal submitted to NSF titled “GK-12: NSF Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education” for $1,463,856. In this proposal, Graduate Teaching Fellows would work in K-12 partnerships aimed at (a) creating curriculum materials that increase scientific and mathematical understanding, (b) enabling schools to use technology to promote fluency for all students, (c) developing effective professional development activities aligned with curriculum improvement, and (d) providing role models and mentors for students. Proposal was not awarded but new K-12 partnerships were established. (1999)
  • Presented invited talk titled “Multimedia and Internet Enabling New Modes of Learning in K-14” at the UCB Colloquium on Using the Internet for Instruction and Outreach, January 14, 1997. http://www1.needs.org/~agogino/IU/IU.presentation_ToC.html
  • Provided workshops and hands-on exercises for the K-12 programs of the Santa Clara Valley Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Served as judge to the K-12 “Junior Solar Sprint Challenge,” with the Society of Women Engineers and the Lawrence Hall of Science, May 25, 1996.
  • Served as: (1) member, Lawrence Hall of Science Advisory Council; (2) member, Faculty Advisory Committee for the Interactive University Project; (3) member, Chancellor’s Advisory Policy Committee on Outreach (CAPCO), (4) member, Service Learning Advisory Committee.
  • Supervised PhD students in the SESAME (Studies in Engineering, Science, Mathematics Education program, with a focus on K-12.
  • Participated in a number of K-12 projects through the MESA (Mathematics * Engineering * Science Education) program.

Public or Community Service