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Newsmaker: Maria Kalevitch

Tom Fontaine
| Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, 11:12 p.m.
Maria Kalevitch, INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine named her to its '100 Inspiring Women in STEM' for her efforts to attract women and girls to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Maria Kalevitch, INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine named her to its '100 Inspiring Women in STEM' for her efforts to attract women and girls to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Noteworthy: INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine named Kalevitch to its “100 Inspiring Women in STEM” in recognition of her efforts to attract women and girls to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Age: 53

Residence: Moon

Family: Husband, Alex; son, Elea; and daughter, Jean

Occupation: Kalevitch has been the dean of Robert Morris University's School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science since 2010.

Education: Earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Moscow University of Biotechnology and a Ph.D. in biology and microbiology from Lithuanian Academy of Sciences.

Background: Kalevitch is one of only 28 female deans among 466 four-year schools of engineering approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Robert Morris said. She was the only woman working as a science professor on faculty when she arrived in 2002. Today one-third of her faculty and staff are women.

Quote: “The glass is always half full, and we always have a can-do attitude in (the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science) to change things for the better.”

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