Dr. Janna Glaze is a mechanical engineer researcher working for the Intel Corporation in the San Francisco Bay Area where she develops sensors that allow for a variety of worldwide technologies to work. She earned her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with honors from UC Merced (2012) and her master’s and doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University (2016 and 2018). In 2012, while working for UNICEF Africa, Janna developed a pneumonia sensor that has become part of pneumonia-prevention kits now used. In 2017, Janna was recognized as one of the Remarkable Women of the University of California from the Office of the President. In 2018, Janna developed part of the Intel technology that will be implemented in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. In 2018 and 2019, Janna and her husband Grant endowed two scholarships at UC Merced to do her part in closing the gap among minorities and underrepresented students. Janna is also the co-owner of a local community restaurant, J&R Tacos, in her hometown of Merced. When she’s not designing the next technical solution, she enjoys summiting mountains around the world.
Janna's talk is part of the Winter quarter E311A seminar series, “Letters to a Young Engineer.” Come hear from an inspiring group of women as they share stories about their lives and lessons learned from their varied careers in engineering. People of all identities are welcome! Cookies and tea will be served at 4:20pm.