I am a young, tenured, female engineering professor at a major research university. AMA!
Hi reddit, I’m Faye McNeill. I’m a professor of chemical engineering at Columbia University, where I lead an environmental research group. I also am a wife and mom.
I recently became the first female professor to be tenured in my department, which was founded more than 100 years ago!
I’m also currently running a crowdfunding campaign on Experiment.com for a student-lead project on a natural alternative to the toxic chemicals currently used for oil spill cleanup: https://experiment.com/projects/can-naturally-occurring-soap-like-materials-be-used-for-oil-spill-response
Today I’m here so that you can Ask Me Anything!
EDIT: OK folks, I have to get back to my day job for a bit, but it's been great! I'll try to get back and answer a few more questions later tonight!
EDIT: Thanks everyone for taking the time to come ask questions!