BSE 1983 in Biomedical Engineering

Caroline VanIngen-Dunn is Director of the Center for Broadening Participation in STEM at

Caroline Vanlngen Dunn

Arizona State University where she is leading the Center’s effort to foster inclusive STEM environments for students who use the community college system and to provide access along their pathway to achieve certificates, associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and advanced degrees. 

Ms. VanIngen-Dunn is the Principal Investigator (PI) of National Science Foundation (NSF) grants in partnership with rural community colleges and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) focusing on serving underrepresented students in STEM. She is the PI of a $10M NSF INCLUDES Alliance to Accelerate Latinx Representation in STEM Education (ALRISE). The ALRISE Alliance is designed to build a national network of local and regional HSI educators and partners across two- and four-year sectors of higher education, industry, and the community who will collaborate and use culturally-responsive experiential learning to increase Latinx STEM student success. 

Ms. VanIngen-Dunn has an MS degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and a BSE degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Iowa. She serves on the University of Iowa College of Engineering Advisory Board and on the YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix Board of Directors supporting its mission to Eliminate Racism and Empower Women.  She serves on several Workforce
Development and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committees.