Return to Board Members

About Wynter J.

Wynter earned her B.S.E. in Bioengineering with a minor in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Upon completion of her Ph.D. at Boston University in Biomedical engineering, she began a post-doc in Applied Physics at the Harvard Paulson School of Engineering. After her post-doc, she participated in developing a Western-style education and research system in a three-year-old University, Nazarbayev University (NU), in Kazakhstan in Central Asia.

Through research and teaching at NU, she was able to provide unprecedented access to a research-based engineering curriculum. She worked with a few students to found the first International Affiliate Student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) in Central Asia. In her time as a lecturer at Boston University, she has been engaged in supporting students as the faculty advisor for the National Society of Black Engineers and building the graduate student pipeline through recruiting at National Affinity conferences. As the Assistant Dean of Outreach and Diversity, she is leading the College of Engineering at Boston University towards becoming a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive college for all, particularly those from traditionally underrepresented groups.

She has been actively increasing the graduate student pipeline by amplifying the College’s presence at conferences serving URG students, and creating a prospective student database from these conferences and through databases. In addition, she has been building our faculty pipeline through hosting research symposia in which post-docs and late stage graduate students are invited. To expand our impact and truly reach underrepresented populations worldwide, she has been developing partnerships with Minority Serving Institutions and other organizations worldwide. She has been developing partnerships with Minority Serving Institutions and other organizations to identify barriers inhibiting progress in inclusion.

Wynter has become the leader of the 9-year-old, Boston University (BU), College of Engineering undergraduate facilitated engineering outreach program, the Technology Innovation Scholars Program (TISP). Historically, BU’s undergraduates, “Inspiration Ambassadors” went into middle and high school classrooms educating and inspiring students about engineering and helping them complete mini-engineering activities, known as “Innovations in a Box”. In our new post-COVID world without physical classrooms, we have expanded and refined our reach by working with elementary schools and using a blended modality of remote and in-person learning. She has been working to increase access for engineering outreach for underserved populations in the greater Boston area.