Corinna Lathan
Dr. Corinna Lathan
Board Chair and CEO, AnthroTronix, Inc.
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Dr. Corinna Lathan co-founded AnthroTronix in 1999 and is currently Board Chair and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Lathan's diverse background includes extensive research, teaching, and consulting in the areas of human performance engineering, medical device design, and assistive technology. Previously, Dr. Lathan was an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at The Catholic University of America (CUA) and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Lathan is also Founder of AT KidSystems, a spinoff of ATinc, which distributes alternative computer interfaces and educational software. Her work with children with disabilities and robotics has been featured in Forbes, Time, and the New Yorker magazines as well as led to such distinctions as Maryland's "Top Innovator of the Year," MIT Technology Review Magazine's "Top 100 World Innovators,” and one of Fast Company Magazines “Most Creative People in Business.” She has also been named a Technology Pioneer and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is currently on their Global Agenda Council for Robotics and Smart devices. Dr. Lathan is actively involved in educational outreach programs that empower women and minorities in science and technology. She is the Founder of Keys to Empowering Youth for junior high school girls, an advisor to the FIRST and VEX robotics program, and a Board Member of the National Black Child Development Institute. Dr. Lathan is also on the Board of Engineering World Health, which supports the emergence of healthcare technology in the developing world, and on the Advisory Board of Amman Imman - Water is Life. Dr. Lathan received her B.A. in Biopsychology and Mathematics from Swarthmore College, and an S.M. in Aeronautics and Astronautics and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from MIT.

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  • Nuala

    Added Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 10:36 AM

    Hi! I've been interested in biomedical engineering for a while everything about it intrigues me, when I finish my degree I want to be involved in the development of tissues and medical devices etc! However I have been doing more research and I've seen that a biomedical engineering degree seems to be useless because employers in the industry tend to hire chemical/electrical engineers over biomedical. Is this true? Would I be better doing an undergrad in electrical and then a masters in ...
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    Corinna Lathan, AnthroTronix, Inc.
    Answered Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 10:36 AM


    I would recommend that you take the classes that interest you the most and don't worry about what the degree is called.  The most important thing in my mind as an employer are what skills do you have (eg. programming) and what projects ...

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  • Kimberly, Ramstein Air Base, Germany

    Added Monday, June 30, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Guten Morgen! I was not academically successful in high school and had zero ambition to pursue any sort of degree. I failed both math and science; it was never something that I felt I had any business learning until recently. I started working on my prerequisites for nursing last fall, although I do not have a strong passion for the career. Since returning to school at the age of 28, I found that I'm highly skilled at math. I received not only the highest score on midterm and final exams for ...
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    Corinna Lathan, AnthroTronix, Inc.
    Answered Monday, June 30, 2014 at 10:01 AM
    Hi Kimberly!  You are absolutely on the right track.  Late 20's is YOUNG!  You have plenty of time to find your passion, and you should search until you do.   I would worry less about what degree to get and more about what interests you.  Science and ...
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  • Caroline, Slidell, LA asked Corinna Lathan, AnthroTronix, Inc.

    Added Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    Hi there! I'm planning on majoring in Biomedical Engineering and was recently accepted to Catholic University! Part of what draws me towards Catholic is the fact that it is in DC, my favorite city, and is relatively small. Seeing that you used to be a professor there, I would love your opinion! Are the resources and opportunities at Catholic and in DC any better than what I would get at a big state school (I'm thinking LSU)? And what was your favorite part about Catholic's biomed eng program?
    Related to Bioengineering/Biomedical, Choosing a School
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    Corinna Lathan, AnthroTronix, Inc.
    Answered Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 6:36 PM
    Hi Caroline!
    CUA's program is great!  I chose to teach there because it was a nice size and had a good balance of opportunities for the students and the faculty.  You will have great liberal arts to balance your technical classes, great access to your ...
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