Ensuring equal access and opportunity.

Dr. Gilda Barabino provides an ecosystem in STEAMM to develop and support a cadre of transformative leaders committed to global citizenry, in order to create a better world.

“I’m Gilda Barabino and I stand for EQUALITY.

Gilda's Story

Gilda A. Barabino became the second president of Olin College of Engineering, and Professor of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, on July 1, 2020.Previously she served as Dean of The Grove School of Engineering at the City College of New York (CCNY). She also served as Daniel and Frances Berg Professor, with appointments in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering, as well as the City University of New York School of Medicine.

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Gilda Barabino at the microscope.
Gilda Barabino in the lab with student.

Gilda's Projects and Initiatives

Dr. Barabino is an internationally recognized thought leader and highly sought speaker and consultant on race/ethnicity and gender in science and engineering, with particular focus on creating cultures and climates that support a sense of belonging. She has led a number of initiatives in these areas including serving as the founder and Executive Director of the National Institute for Faculty Equity.

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2019 AICE Award for Service to Society
2018 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring
2017 Pierre Galetti Award
2016 Honorary degree, Xavier University of Louisiana
A collection of publication covers.

Key Resources

Over the years Dr. Barabino has contributed a large amount time and knowledge through multiple avenues. From publications, to digital media and content, we have gathered a library of resources to share.

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Sigma Xi
National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemist and Chemical Engineers
International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Society
American Society for Engineering Education
American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
American Chemical Society
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Events: upcoming speaking

January 19, 2021

Connecting Communities [Virtual] Event

We invite you to join us for Olin's first annual Connecting Communities event!

The event will kick off with remarks from State Representative, Denise Garlick and Senator Rebecca Rausch. Attendees will then have the opportunity to virtually meet Olin’s new President, Gilda Barabino, Ph.D. and hear about her career in STEM and her vision for the future of equity in education.

Vice President for Administrative Services and Innovation, Jeremy Goodman will share an overview of Olin’s COVID testing program and how the College is keeping students healthy during the pandemic.

Olin Professor of Anthropology and Needham resident Caitrin Lynch will partner with a student to share anecdotes from a signature Olin course, Engineering for Humanity.

We will end the event with a Q&A period. Please RSVP to receive log-in details for the event.