About the Author

Padmanabhan Seshaiyer

Padmanabhan Seshaiyer is a professor of mathematical sciences at George Mason University and currently serves as a program director in the Division of Mathematical Sciences at the NSF as well as chair of the SIAM Diversity Advisory Committee. He has developed a course titled DICE: Design Thinking, Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship in STEM, which has helped foster student and teacher interest in solving global challenges using STEM tools.