Robert Loweth

Graduate Student Research Assistant

Robert P. Loweth is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. His research explores how engineers engage and include diverse perspectives in their engineering work. His findings have informed the development of tools and pedagogy that support engineering students in investigating and reflecting on the broader societal contexts and impacts of engineering activities. He earned a B.S. in Engineering Sciences from Yale University, with a double major in East Asian Studies. He also holds a Graduate Certificate in Chinese and American Studies, jointly awarded by Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University in China. In addition to his doctoral work, Robert is also a Graduate Facilitator for the Center for Socially Engaged Design and an Engineering Teaching Consultant with the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching in Engineering.