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Dr. Lynn Peterson is Sr. Associate Dean of Engineering and Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her Ph.D. is in Mathematical Sciences / Medical Computer Science from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. For many years, she was coordinator of the Engineering First Year Experience courses, and for one of the pilot programs of the university’s Quality Enhancement Program for active learning in the engineering senior design courses. She has been Program Director for the Nuclear Engineering Minor in the College of Engineering and with her co-PIs has received two recent grants from the Department of Energy for support of scholarships for students and laboratory equipment. She was elected to the UT Arlington Academy of Distinguished Teachers. She is the Principal Investigator on a grant from the National Science Foundation for AURAS, the Arlington Undergraduate Research-based Achievement for STEM collaboration as a combined effort of the Colleges of Science and Engineering to increase retention of incoming first-time first-semester freshmen in these colleges. She serves as Commissioner for the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.