Press Statement 20-007
NSF selects Kendra Sharp to lead the Office of International Science and Engineering
The U.S. National Science Foundation has selected Kendra Sharp to lead its Office of International Science and Engineering.
December 2, 2020
Sharp has been a faculty member in mechanical engineering at Oregon State University since 2010 and held the Richard and Gretchen Evans Professorship of Humanitarian Engineering from 2015 to 2020. Her research and teaching interests include design for international development, applications of technology in humanitarian engineering, and sustainable water and energy systems. Sharp founded and directs the school’s humanitarian engineering program. She also serves as the university’s Senior Advisor for Global Affairs, providing leadership for the development and implementation of strategic initiatives in internationalization and global engagement at OSU, and as Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development.
“Dr. Sharp’s commitment to strong global partnerships to address grand challenges and