Robert Loweth is a PhD candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. He earned a B.S. in Engineering Sciences from Yale University, with a double major in East Asian Studies. He additionally holds a Graduate Certificate in Chinese and American Studies, jointly awarded by Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University in China. His research explores how engineers engage and include diverse perspectives in their engineering work. In addition to mechanical engineering, his design background includes experiences working in theater and architecture. As a graduate facilitator for the Center for Socially Engaged Design, Robert has experience supporting engineering students throughout their design projects. He often teaches content related to gathering information from stakeholders, assessing stakeholder needs, identifying stakeholder requirements, developing novel solution concepts, and/or evaluating the environmental and social impacts of technologies. Feel free to reach out if you’d like to discuss ways to make your design projects more socially-engaged and sustainable!