Dr. Michele Yatchmeneff
Associate Professor of Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage
Unangax/Aleut from King Cove and False Pass, Alaska. The first and only Alaska Native with a PhD in Engineering Education. Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). First and only Alaska Native female faculty within the College of Engineering at UAA. Assistant Director for the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP). Co-PI for the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnerships (SIGP) for UAA. The first and only recipient of the NSF CAREER grant at UAA. Areas of research: Alaska Native precollege STEM education, motivation, and belongingness. Teaches introduction to engineering and water and wastewater engineering courses.