Engineer shares 5 lessons-learned for women in STEM

Pallavi Tiwari

“I am grateful for the opportunities I got and try to do my bit to pay it forward to the younger generation of men and women wanting to pursue STEM as a career.” —Pallavi Tiwari

Pallavi Tiwari is an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and the director of the brain image computing laboratory at Case Western Reserve University. She’s one of CWRU’s most celebrated engineering professors, and I’ll put it bluntly: She’s kind of a big deal

Among her accomplishments are being named by the government of India as one of 100 women achievers making a positive impact. She was selected as one of Crain’s Cleveland Business’ 40 under 40. She has been commended by the State of Ohio for her research in brain tumors. She leads a team of researchers on multiple projects using AI and image informatics for prognosis and treatment evaluation for brain tumors.

And she has some words of wisdom for future women in STEM: 

  1. You will miss 100% of the shots you don’t take
  2. Be assertive
  3. Be more resilient to failure
  4. Always go above and beyond when working on a project
  5. Keeping a growth mindset

Read more from Dr. Tiwari, and get ready to learn from the best.