Marylee Southard, PhD

Year Inducted


Career Field



  • Trailblazer for women in the field of Engineering and Engineering faculty
  • Secured nearly $1 million for the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering for research design and analysis of chemical processes
  •  Recipient of a prestigious five-year research grant from the National Institute of Health. 
  • Instrumental in establishing a strong connection between Hillcrest School and KU's Engineering Department
  • 1994: Recipient of the Ned Fleming Award for Outstanding Classroom Teaching
  • 1995: Winner of the University's Honors for Outstanding Progressive Educator (HOPE) Award