Posted July 20, 2012 Atlanta, GA
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering (WECE) has been named the recipient of the 2011 IEEE Women in Engineering Student Branch Affinity Group of the Year Award.
WECE won this award for its efforts in creating a community within ECE where women can seek academic support, participate in professional development activities, enjoy social events, and take part in community outreach activities with other organizations in ECE and throughout Georgia Tech. The group is also very active in outreach activities to female middle school and high school students through its work with FIRST LEGO League, the HOT Days @ Georgia Tech summer camp, and conducting school and campus tours.
Established by a group of five women in 2004, WECE has grown to a membership of 316 women this past year.
About the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is one of eight schools and departments in the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. All ECE undergraduate and graduate programs are in the top 10 of the most recent college rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Over 2,500 students are enrolled in the School’s graduate and undergraduate programs, and in the last academic year, 723 degrees were awarded.
Over 110 ECE faculty members are involved in 11 areas of research, education, and commercialization – bioengineering, computer systems and software, digital signal processing, electric power, electromagnetics, electronic design and applications, microsystems, optics and photonics, systems and controls, telecommunications, and VLSI systems and digital design.
About the Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Business, and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.