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Rosalia N. Scripa, Ph.D., professor emerita in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been included in Marquis Who’s Who.

As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

An engineering educator, researcher, and administrator, Scripa has excelled in a variety of roles at UAB. Highly regarded as a professor , Scripa also served in several prominent capacities within the School of Engineering and the university, including associate dean of engineering, professor of biomedical engineering, associate provost of faculty development and faculty affairs, associate provost of undergraduate programs, and associate dean of academic and student affairs. In these positions, she had many notable achievements. For example, she contributed to major projects with the microgravity science and applications division of NASA and the Marshall Space Flight Center; she served on several proposal review panels for the National Science Foundation and NASA; and she was a member of the Third International Symposium on Ceramic Materials and Components for Engines series. In total, Scripa has met with success for more than 40 years. In recognition of her professional excellence in her career, Scripa was named Woman of the Year by the American Biographical Institute, Outstanding Woman of the 21st Century by the Board of International Research, and Distinguished Engineering Educator by the Society of Women Engineers. She received a presidential teaching award from UAB, an enhancement technology award from the American Society for Materials, and a lifetime achievement award from the World Congress on Communication and Arts. She also received the lifetime achievement in teaching award, considered the highest recognition for teaching, at UAB, and in 2015, she was named distinguished professor emerita of engineering. In addition, Scripa was selected for inclusion into Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women.

Before establishing her career, Scripa completed her education and became licensed as a professional engineer by the state of Alabama. She earned a bachelor of science in ceramic engineering from Alfred University in 1970 and a master of science in ceramic engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1972. Thereafter, she attended the University of Florida, where she earned a master of science in materials science and engineering in 1974 and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering in 1976. To remain at the top of her field, Scripa maintained affiliation with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Ceramic Society, the Society of Women Engineers, the American Society for Engineering Education, the American Association for Crystal Growth where she served on the nationally elected board for 6 years, the Alabama Society of Professional Engineers, and the Materials Research Society.

Before establishing her career, Scripa completed her education and became licensed as a professional engineer by the state of Alabama. She earned a bachelor of science in ceramic engineering from Alfred University in 1970 and a master of science in ceramic engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1972. Thereafter, she attended the University of Florida, where she earned a master of science in materials science and engineering in 1974 and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering in 1976. To remain at the top of her field, Scripa maintained affiliation with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Ceramic Society, the Society of Women Engineers, the American Society for Engineering Education, the American Association for Crystal Growth where she served on the nationally elected board for 6 years, the Alabama Society of Professional Engineers, and the Materials Research Society.

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