Shawna Young is the new executive director of the Office of Engineering Outreach Programs (OEOP) at MIT. Over the past year she has developed a close relationship with the OEOP as the instructor for the MITES Genomics Course and counselor for the SEED Academy Life Mastery course. At the same time, Shawna served as the administrator for the Diversity Initiative and Educational Outreach Program at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Before joining the Broad, Shawna worked at the Educational Development Center in curriculum development, and she also taught science for several years in North Carolina. Shawna received a BS in Chemistry from Howard University and MAT in Science Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Shawna has a great deal of experience working with students and helping them prepare for college and careers in science. She is really excited to share her expertise in her new role, as executive director of the office and director of the MITES Program.

Professor Cardinal Warde has served as the MITES Faculty Director since 1997. As MITES Faculty Director, his primary responsibility is the intellectual content of the MITES program. He joined the faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1974, and is presently a professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT. He graduated from the Stevens Institute of Technology (with high honor) in 1969, and received the M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in physics in 1971 and 1974, respectively, from Yale University.

Dr. Warde's current research activities are centered around the development of: (1) optoelectronic neural network co-processors, (2) spectro-polarimetric infrared imaging sensors, (3) micro-electro-mechanical mirror-based spatial light modulators for large-screen projection displays and infrared scene projectors, and (4) novel all-optical approaches to high resolution adaptive wavefront phase compensation for imaging and communication. He has published over one hundred technical papers on optical materials, devices and systems, and he is the holder of twelve patents on spatial light modulators, displays and optical processing systems.

Dr. Warde is a fellow of the Optical Society of America, and a member of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers. He is the founder of two high-tech companies: Optron Systems, Inc. and Radiant Images, Inc. The former is engaged in the development of MEMS-based optical modulators and displays. The latter, a manufacturer of transparent silicon liquid-crystal microdisplays, has been recently acquired by the Hoya Corporation of Japan.

Sandra Tenorio joined us in November 2002 from the Headquarters of the Laboratory for Nuclear Science where, among her countless other administrative responsibilities, she also co-ran the successful Lattice Conference in the summer of 2002. In addition, Sandy is no stranger to undergraduate and pre-college student contact. Before joining LNS, she spent four years with the Department of Athletics with responsibility for the Intramural Sports Program and the MIT Summer Day Camp. Sandy also speaks Spanish fluently, and has a reputation for her warmth, efficiency, and skill.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of Engineering Outreach Programs

Building 1-123, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139



Shawna L. Young

Executive Director, MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs

Prof. Cardinal Warde

Faculty Director

Sandra Tenorio

Administrative Assistant