Associate Dean for Education Diane Sieber will become the second engineering faculty member to take up residence on the Boulder campus when she moves into the newly remodeled Kittredge Central residence hall this fall.
Sieber will direct the new Global Engineering Residential Academic Program, or RAP, which will allow students to improve their language skills while focusing on global engineering projects and IT-driven intercultural communication to match their life and career goals.
Sieber, who directed the Herbst Program of Humanities in Engineering before she was named associate dean last year, has a diverse set of academic and research interests, ranging from 17th-century Spanish literature to information technology. She was one of the leaders in launching the ATLAS Institute at CU-Boulder and is fluent in Spanish, although the Global Engineering RAP will not be focused solely on Spanish language and culture.
The new RAP comes two years after the Sustainable by Design RAP opened in Williams Village North with architecture faculty member Matt Jelacic in residence, and four years after the Engineering Honors Program and its faculty director Scot Douglass moved into Andrews Hall.
The College of Engineering and Applied Science hosts three of the 14 RAPs now available on campus. For more information, visit www.colorado.edu/engineering/globalrap.