"Our society has barriers to women succeeding in male-dominated professions. Women can be smart. Women can do science. Women should do science."
Pamela Raymond, chair of LSA's Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
"I get to see the whole university, this whole little universe."
John Sartori, painter for Construction Services.
“I love the research and work that I do, because it touches everything. I have impact at many different levels — the individual, family, community and policy,”
Antonia Villarruel, professor of nursing and associate dean for research and global affairs at the School of Nursing.
“I’m good at what I do, from the medical side, but one of my best contributions to the exam is that I listen to (patients).”
Gretchen Ford, certified ophthalmic technician at the Kellogg Eye Center.
“Learning is ongoing and limitless as long as one is willing to grow and challenge one’s self.”
Michael Haithcock, director of bands and professor of conducting, on what inspires him.
“I see heartbreaking things in Detroit, societal breakdowns, failures. … I inform people of that in a visual way. I like to illuminate things.”
Stephen William Schudlich, director of exhibitions at the Work•Detroit gallery, on the source of his artistic inspiration.
“I realized I always took the same path back to the office even though there were two paths — and I couldn’t understand why.”
Aradhna Krishna, Dwight F. Benton Professor of Marketing, on the “aha” moment that sparked her research into sensory marketing.
“I want to leave my mark on this little piece of the world.”
Irene Felicetti, program coordinator for the Perioperative Outcomes Initiative in Surgery Transplantation at the Medical School, on her philosophy of volunteerism.
“There’s always going to be a need for somebody to be able to analyze a problem and find a solution — that’s what engineering is, that’s what robotics is.”
Darren De Zeeuw, associate research scientist in the College of Engineering, on his work mentoring the Dexter High School robotics team.
“The motto in our family is work hard, play hard.”
Phil Kish, laboratory research specialist senior, on his passion for go-kart racing.