Victoria Goodrich is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. She joined the Notre Dame faculty in 2011 after completing her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. She spent 7 years as the Director of the First-Year Engineering Program at Notre Dame where she also researched how students form engineering identity and select engineering majors.
Now in the CBE department, Professor Goodrich directs the undergraduate laboratory courses for junior and senior chemical engineers while still teaching in the first year curriculum. While teaching, Professor Goodrich focuses on educational research efforts on how Chemical Engineering students translate learning goals from previous classes to more practically applied laboratory classes. In addition, she is working with Leo McWilliams to study the role of engineering curriculum requirements and differences in high school preparation play a role in student learning and experiences in engineering.
Victoria serves as the advisor to Notre Dame’s chapter of the Society of Women Engineers and is the faculty lead for the Notre Dame site of GE Girls, a summer STEM camp for middle school girls attending South Bend Community Schools. Professor Goodrich has received the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2019-2020), Thomas P. Madden Award (2015-2016), Women in Engineering Impact Award (2016), and the SAO Club Advisor of the Year (2019-2020).
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
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