Karen Marie Haberstroh Adjunct Lecturer in Engineering

Karen M. Haberstroh is a Lecturer in Engineering and the Associate Director of Engineering Programs at the School of Professional Studies at Brown University. Prior to joining Brown, she served as an assistant professor in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University. Her degrees are in biomedical engineering from Brown University (Sc.B., 1995) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (M.S., 1996; Ph.D., 2000). Prof. Haberstroh's research addresses the use of novel nano-structured polymeric materials in soft tissue engineering applications. In addition to her research accomplishments, Dr. Haberstroh is dedicated to engineering and science education, and especially focuses on novel methods of education geared towards increasing the percentages of females and minorities in various physical science fields. Finally, she has worked to build connections between the Providence Public School system and Brown University, so that students in the rising generation might consider futures in science.

Brown Affiliations

awards and honors

1995-1996: Graduate School Fellowship. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

1996-1997: General Electric "Faculty for the Future" Graduate Fellowship. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.
1997: Founders Award of Excellence. Awarded to less than 1% of the graduate student body. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.
Inducted 1998: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

1998: Paul B. Daitch Travel Award. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

1998: Graduate Student Travel Award. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH.

1998-1999: General Electric "Faculty for the Future - Topper" Graduate Fellowship. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

1999: General Electric "Faculty for the Future – Junior Faculty Coupon". Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

1999: Paul B. Daitch Travel Award. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

1999: Graduate Student Travel Award. BMES/EMBS Joint Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

2000: Karen and Lester Gerhardt Prize. Awarded in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and promise for a successful career. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

2001: The New Clinical Investigator Award. Awarded in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the field of biomedical research, The Society for Physical Regulation in Biology and Medicine.

2001: Purdue Research Foundation International Travel Award. Awarded for participation in the 5th International Conference on Cellular Engineering, Aachen, Germany. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

Inducted 2001: Kappa Delta Pi, The Education National Honors Society. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

2001: Outstanding Faculty Award. Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

2003: Purdue Research Foundation International Travel Award. Awarded for participation in the THERMEC '2003 Meeting, Madrid, Spain. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

2003: Outstanding Faculty Award. Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.