Tandon in the News

How the first female dean of NYU’s engineering school spends her sundays


Last year, Jelena Kovacevic became the new dean of New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering. She is the first woman to lead the institution in its 164-year history. “I hope my appointment shows both girls and boys what they can do in a STEM field,” said Ms. Kovacevic, whose research involves fields as varied as traffic management and medicine, but who is also committed to gender parity at Tandon. “Our incoming class was 43 percent women, which is twice the national average,” she said. “My goal is to make it 51 percent.”

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