Tedori-Callinan Lecture Series

Letetia Tedori-Callinan

Letetia "Letty" Tedori-Callinan (BSE, MEAM, 1983), with her husband Jim, endowed the Tedori-Callinan Lecture Series in MEAM in honor of her late father Fred Tedori, Sr., "who always placed such an emphasis on education and strongly encouraged his daughters to become engineers."

Letty worked on many projects during her undergraduate studies at Penn, exhibiting great curiosity, creativity, diligence, responsibility, and attention to detail,all while maintaining one of the highest academic records in the department.


While at Penn Enigneering, Letty took part in developing and running "SolaRow," the first solar heated retrofitted house in Philadelphia (see photo).

She also participated in the design and construction of a sophisticated experimental facility for studying the effects of wind on thermo-solutal behavior of salt-gradient solar ponds  in the MEAM wind tunnel.