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March 18, 2019

Betz named assistant dean for retention, diversity and inclusion in engineering

Submitted by Mary Rankin

Amy Betz

Amy Betz, associate professor in the Alan Levin Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, has been named the new assistant dean for retention, diversity and inclusion in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering at Kansas State University. She will assume her new duties June 16.

Betz received her bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from George Washington University and her master's and doctoral degrees from Columbia University. She joined the faculty in mechanical and nuclear engineering in 2011 where she began developing the multiphase microfluidics laboratory.

She has received funding from NASA, the National Science Foundation, Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Electrical Power Affiliates Program. In 2012, she received the K-State Mentoring Fellowship and was the 2016 recipient of the KAWSE Recognition Award for her efforts to enrich the lives of girls and women in STEM disciplines.

Betz will replace current Assistant Dean Bette Grauer who will retire in 2019.

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