As the Executive Director of Research and Innovation, Dr. Christine Broadbridge oversees the Division of Research and Innovation. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in engineering from Brown University, where she conducted research in the fields of materials science, physics, and nanotechnology. She has served as principal investigator or co-principal investigator on over 12 National Science Foundation (NSF) projects and as researcher on over a dozen others, including grants from NASA, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the U.S. Department of Energy. Broadbridge participated in the establishment and is currently education director for the Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena (CRISP) at Yale and SCSU and is a Yale Visiting Fellow in Electrical Engineering. She is the founding Director of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Center for Nanotechnology (CSCU-CNT), the SCSU Office for STEM Innovation and Leadership (STEM-IL) and the BioScience Academic and Career Pathway Initiative (BioPath). In addition to being the current President for the CT Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE), Dr. Broadbridge is a member of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of Sigma Pi Sigma and Tau Beta Pi (national honor societies for physics and engineering respectively).