posted on Sept. 25: Engineer in residence a McMaster/Dofasco first


[img_inline align=”right” src=”” caption=”Julie Dixon”]Figuring out what it means to be an engineer will be easier for
McMaster students thanks to a new Engineer in Residence.

Dofasco and the University have joined together to create an Engineer- in-Residence program. Julie Dixon, a production and process automation engineer at Dofasco, will be on loan to McMaster for the next two years teaching first-year classes in engineering design and communication and mentoring students about the engineering profession today.

“It's an incredible opportunity,” says Dixon. “It's exciting to know that I can have a direct role in the quality of education the students receive. I can bring into the classroom the real-life stories of what it means to be a working engineer. Plant tours and guest speakers from industry will help students understand the career choices that are available to them.”

Dixon will also develop a new professional skills course and will be
actively involved in supporting the Women in Engineering Committee.

Dixon has worked at Dofasco for the past 11 years and has served as chair for the Canadian Institute of Mining and
Metallurgy — Hamilton Branch and is active in student activities with the Professional Engineers of Ontario.

She will return to Dofasco following her term at McMaster.