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Residential College of Science and Engineering (Slivka Hall)

This page contains programmatic information about Slivka Residential College of Science and Engineering. You can access building information on the Residential College of Science and Engineering (Slivka Hall) facilities page.

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College Staff

Faculty Chair

Kathleen Carmichael, Writing Program

Associate Chair

Suzan van der Lee, Earth and Planetary Sciences

Assistant Chair

Jade Basinski, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Faculty Chair Welcome:

Greetings and welcome to the Residential College of Science and Engineering at Slivka Hall! My name is Kathleen Carmichael, and I am the faculty chair for Slivka.  I know that I speak for all of our Slivka staff, fellows, and students when I say that we are delighted to welcome you to our community.  While our official theme is science and engineering, Slivkans’ interests embrace a wide range of creative and intellectual pursuits, as well as the just plain quirky. Whether you enjoy really offbeat cooking challenges, taking a role in murder mystery nights, or just hanging in the rec lounge for Movie Munchies, you’ll find your community in Slivka.

Slivka activities are also a great way to get to know our many faculty and graduate Fellows.  You’ll get the chance to meet our Fellows casually at Slivka’s weekly P2P (prof to peer) lunches where you can talk favorite fiction with academic advisors, find out why Applied Math is great for helping you solve puzzles, or ask Northwestern deans for their favorite fruit bread recipes and baking techniques.  You can also chat with Slivka’s awesome associate faculty chair, Suzan van der Lee (who hails from Earth and Planetary Sciences and can give you the latest dirt on earthquakes).

If you are someone who likes planning events—or just spending time with really fun people— Slivka’s amazing Exec board always welcomes new ideas and committee members.  In addition, through Slivka’s popular culture nights you’ll get a chance to see theatrical and musical performances with your fellow Slivkans and Slivka Fellows and share your thoughts on them together.


Residential College Of Science and Engineering Fellows And Graduate Associates

Name Position Department
Arantzazu Alarcon-Fleming Associate Professor of Instruction Civil & Environmental Engineering
Peter Anglada Financial Administrator 2 CIERA
Dany Atallah Graduate Associate Physics
Michael Joseph Beltran Lecturer Mechanical Engineering
J. Alex Birdwell Assistant Professor of Instruction Undergraduate Engineering
Wes Burghardt Professor Chemical & Biological Engineering
David Chopp Professor Eng. Sciences & Applied Math
Karen Chou Professor Clinical Emeritus Civil and Environmental Engineering
Nathaniel Coirier Graduate Associate Electrical Engineering
Emma DeCosta Associate Professor of Instruction Undergraduate Engineering
Jonathan Emery Lecturer Materials Science and Engineering
Ken Gentry Associate Professor of Instruction Design Thinking and Communication
Tim Higgins Campus Minister Sheil Catholic Center
Ian Horswill Associate Professor Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Heidi Huckabay Design & Prototyping Specialist Segal Design Institute
Elizabeth Koselka Graduate Associate Biological Anthropology
Joseph Kuechel Operations Director Segal Design institute
Ilya Mikhelson  Lecturer Electrical Engineering
Sonbinh Nguyen Professor Chemistry
Anna Ren Librarian Science and Engineering Library
Alan Sahakian Professor Electrical. & Computer. Eng.
Joey Salvo Graduate Associate Neuroscience
Art Schmidt Associate Professor of Instruction Physics & Astronomy
Michael Simon Executive Director Hillel
Scott Simpson Design & Prottyping Specialist Segal Design Institute
Vincent St. Amour Assistant Professor of Instruction Electrial Engineering & Computer Science
Quincy Stewart Associate Professor Sociology
Robert Taglia Design & Prototyping Specialist Segal Design Institute
LaTanya Williams Assoc. Director for STEM Office of Fellowships
Loren Yeager Research Technologist Chemistry
Kiki Zissimopoulos McCormick Advising McCormick