Mary Ann Weitnauer balances her administrative duties as the School’s senior associate chair with her longstanding research program and teaching activities. Her research is focused on how distributed array antennas can best be leveraged to provide enhanced reliability and higher data rates to wireless applications. She enjoys advising senior capstone design teams and teaching courses in wireless communications, random processes, and circuit analysis.
Weitnauer has combined her artistic interests with her teaching by hosting a workshop, known as Lit from Within, that integrates art with electronics. She looks forward to offering more of these workshops in the Interdisciplinary Design Commons in the future. Her ultimate goals for her research and teaching are “helping students achieve understanding and insight, exploring beyond the edge of current knowledge, and clearly communicating the truth.”