Encouraging girls to pursue science & technology
Lucy Driscoll ’13, ’14 M.S.
Senior Mechanical Engineer, iRobot Corporation
MAJOR: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; ENGINEERING, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP EXCELLENCE MASTERS PROGRAM (ESTEEM)
Drawing on her experiences in technology development, Driscoll, a senior mechanical engineer at the Bedford, Mass. company iRobot Corporation, has become an influential advocate for STEM education aimed at empowering young women.
Driscoll, who holds two patents with the U.S. Patent Office, has developed and presented educational programs at more than a dozen schools, ranging from the elementary to college levels. She has partnered with her alma mater, Notre Dame Academy, a women’s Catholic high school in Hingham, Mass., as well as several Catholic elementary schools that are part of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education. In addition, she has been selected to represent iRobot at an influential women’s leadership forum and leads the company’s employee women’s group, organized to support and empower women in the workplace.
Through her work, Driscoll leverages her education and professional expertise to encourage young women to pursue meaningful STEM careers. In so doing, she helps to influence and inspire a rising generation of women scientists and engineers who will use their skills for the betterment of society.