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Tara Rahmani

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Serving as UIF since: February 2018
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School: Milwaukee School of Engineering, B.S. Industrial  Engineering & User Experience

What she does now: Fellow in first UIF cohort at MSOE

What that means:  Helps to create a foundation for innovation and entrepreneurship on campus, foster collaboration between the different majors, build connections with MSOE and the community, connect with other UIF cohorts from neighboring schools, implement #uifresh during Welcome Week, redesign the overall MSOE experience

Contact her about: Design thinking workshops, finding the next generation of fellows at your school, how to engage faculty/staff in your movement, how to redesign the freshman welcome week experience, how to get kids interested in STEM, how to deal with conflict, talking about how much mental health matters, #metoo movement, how to make good kabobs, and if you just want to chat about life!

Email: rahmanitr@msoe.edu

Phone: 414-861-0430

About Tara (UIF):  

Tara has helped to bridge the gap of communication between students and faculty/staff on campus.  Herself and the other awesome fellows have taken many leaps at MSOE.  They have... 1) Hosted design thinking workshops open to all students and plan to run similar workshops with faculty/staff and senior design groups 2) Revamped the study rooms in the residence halls to include whiteboards and other commodities conducive to studying and collaboration 3) Are in the midst of planning #uifresh for Welcome Week where everyday the incoming freshman will get stoked and 4) Participated in the Festival of Big Ideas with an Ignite Talk centered around both sides of sexual assault (very important topic in college!).  They plan to... 1) Collaborate with UW-Milwaukee fellows to bring TedX to the MIlwaukee Community 2) Host an MSOE Faculty Fair where students can network with faculty both in and out of their department 3) Create a "Before I die..._____" wall and 4) Create a Big Wall of Opportunity where students can share their passions to collaborate on projects outside of school.

About Tara (general):

Tara Rahmani is a Junior Industrial Engineering and User Experience student at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE).  She wants to be an Industrial Engineer in the healthcare industry, preferably in a hospital, with the goal of decreasing the number of medical errors per year.  She gets excited about innovation and opportunities to be creative -- especially when in the realm of human-centered design.

Tara has been involved with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) since the end of her freshman year. She held the position of Outreach Chair her sophomore year and hosted events such as Hands-On Future, Siblings in STEM, and various other events with different classes from Milwaukee area schools and Girl Scout Troops. Her junior year she became section president.  Tara's goal as President of this section was to continuously improve the already exemplary SWE section and to expand their outreach to all grades, K-12, and to more MSOE students. This year, she began a mentoring program for their members called SWE Women In Mentoring (SWIM). It allows the current officers and professional engineers in Wisconsin to act as mentors to the general members, whether it be in their academic, professional, or personal life.

Tara is also an advisor for the first SWE Next section in the state of Wisconsin at South Milwaukee High School. SWE Next is a SWE section for middle and high school students.  She is acting as a mentor for the members and helping them plan events such as plant tours and hands-on workshops.

Aside from SWE, Tara is a member of Lambda Zeta Nu sorority at MSOE.  She has held the position of Educational Chair and Treasurer.  LZN’s pillars are to focus on philanthropy, specifically breast cancer awareness, and education.  Also, she is now the Parliamentarian for Student Government.  Her duties are to facilitate meetings while also contributing and advocating to the conversation around what the students on campus want and need.