Women in Engineering - Staff
Dr. Susan Larson - Director
Dr. Susan Larson, an assistant dean and a faculty member in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is the director of the Women in Engineering program at Illinois.. Dr. Larson earned undergraduate degrees in physics and German at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her MS and PhD in environmental engineering science at the California Institute of Technology before joining Illinois as a faculty member. She has received campus and national teaching awards. Within the College of Engineering, she has been recognized with the Everitt Award for Teaching Excellence and the Stanley H. Pierce Award. She has also received an award for Outstanding Teaching in Environmental Engineering and Science from the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors and McGraw Hill. Her research focuses on the behavior of air pollutants and has been recognized with a Presidential Young Investigator Award and an Illinois Junior Xerox Award.
Angie Wolters is the Assistant Director of Women in Engineering. She is a graduate from Engineering at Illinois, holding a BS and an MS in Civil Engineering, and is a licensed professional engineer. Angie joined Applied Pavement Technology in Urbana, Illinois, after completing her master’s degree. During her 11 years with APTech, Angie worked her way from Engineering Associate to Associate Partner. Angie also has work experience with the higher education division of Pearson Education. In the Undergraduate Programs Office, Angie teaches a Spatial Visualization course as a part of the IEFX ‘continuation courses’ and coordinates the GAMES summer camp for high school girls, the WIE Camp orientation for freshman women in engineering, and the ISUR undergraduate research program. Angie and her husband have two children and live in Mahomet.
Robin McDaniel (Ennis) - Office Specialist
Robin McDaniel is the Office Specialist for Women in Engineering. She is a graduate from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX. She earned her degree in Business Management. After 10 years in the Finance Industry, she decided it was time for a change and wanted to follow her passion of helping others. Her and her husband moved to Champaign to be closer to family and to enjoy the beauty of four seasons.