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Academic and Student Affairs welcomes its new faculty members

Maria Chavez-Echeagaray - Lecturer

For Maria Elena Chavez-Echeagaray, the opportunity to have an impact on the development of a new generation of engineers inspired her passion for teaching.

She looks forward to joining the Fulton Schools in fall 2019 as a lecturer for Introduction to Engineering courses and The ASU Experience.

“I invite my students to be prepared to discover and experience all ASU and its particular engineering programs have to offer to support their development as future professionals and to make the most of those opportunities,” Chavez-Echeagaray says.

Mark Huerta - Lecturer

As an ASU undergraduate, Mark Huerta co-founded and led an Engineering Projects in Community Service endeavor that became 33 Buckets, a nonprofit organization that provides clean water to underserved communities.

Now Huerta is excited to return to ASU as a lecturer to teach Introduction to Engineering and EPICS design courses.

Years of working to expand 33 Buckets “has provided me with a wealth of experiences” like entrepreneurship and innovation, non-profit leadership and management and humanitarian engineering, says Huerta.

He hopes to help students cultivate a growth mindset toward their pursuit of engineering careers.

Michael Machas - Lecturer

Fresh off of earning his doctoral degree, Michael Machas is excited to take on the role of lecturer in the Fulton Schools.

“I hope to help students understand what it means to be an engineer and get them in the mindset to view the world through an engineering lens,” Machas says.

Machas looks forward to sharing the engineering design principles he learned from his studies with the undergraduate students he will be teaching in Introduction to Engineering.

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