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Oral History Interview with Nirmala Gnanapragasam

Nirmala (Nimmy) Gnanapragasam obtained her Bachelors Degree with First Class Honors from University of Moratuwa, Srilanka in 1985. She earned her MS (1988) and PhD (1993) from Northwestern University. Dr. Gnanapragasam joined Seattle University as an Assistant Professor in 1993, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1998. She teaches the geotechnical engineering courses and has taught many of the fundamental engineering courses. She currently serves as the department’s design coordinator for the year-long, industrially sponsored design projects. She is registered professional engineer in the State of Washington. She is active in engineering education research, consulting and in K-12 math education. Dr. Gnanapragasam is also an accomplished musician and plays the veenai. She lives in Shoreline with her husband Kirthikumar and sons Danushen and Logan.

Date: September 4, 2008
Subject(s): Nirmala Gnanapragasam
Type: Oral History
Language: English
Creator: Amy Bhatt
Location: Washington

Holding Institution: University of Washington
Collection: South Asian Oral History Project at the University of Washington
Additional Information: Phase 3
Item History: 2017-01-22 (created); 2017-01-22 (modified)

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