SIE Alumna Speaks at Homecoming Celebration

Claire Tomkins at the podium at the 2016 Engineers Breakfast“How can we expect to be a superpower and a great nation if our leaders don’t understand the very foundations of our growth – technology and innovation?” Claire Tomkins asked in her 2016 Engineers Breakfast keynote address, “Why We Need an Engineer in the White House.”  

Specializing in clean technology, systems engineering and business management, Tomkins has been instrumental in a number of startups and is on the management team of Richard Branson’s clean-tech accelerator, the Carbon War Room. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in systems and industrial engineering and public policy from the UA and a doctorate from Stanford University.

University of Arizona College of Engineering