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Wonder Women

From solving day-to-day problems, to cracking medical mysteries, or countering threats against humanity, women in engineering are using their extraordinary talents and superhuman powers to protect and improve our world.

 



Georgia Tech is the leading producer of bachelor's degrees in engineering for women students nationwide. We recruit and nurture women of extraordinary motivation and ability. And, we prepare these everyday heroes for lifelong learning and leadership in a world that is increasingly dependent on technology.

Here's how we do it:


How to Engineer a Superhero

   

Student Organizations & Study Abroad

“Top students who are the top engineers are also some of the top athletes, musicians, and organization leaders.”
- Shinjini Das, Industrial & Systems Engineering

“I studied abroad at GT-Lorraine and had the opportunity to travel around Europe while still completing major-specific classes. I’m also involved with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering (WECE).”
- Jessica Block, Electrical & Computer Engineering

“I am Secretary of the Society of Women Engineers. I am also a member of the NASA University Student Launch Initiative, which is a competition team that builds a rocket each year designed to fly a mile high and carry a scientific payload.”
- Katie Squire, Aerospace Engineering

   

   

Career Development

“I had the amazing opportunity to work in the Structures Group of the Caribbean Hazards Assessment Mitigation and Preparedness (CHAMP) Project. We are assessing building codes, and trying to work with Caribbean countries to determine what regulatory practices work and what problems need to be addressed.”
- Jamie Clark, Civil & Environmental Engineering

“I took a co-op opportunity with Delta Air Lines the summer after my freshman year. That decision is one of the best ones I've made so far.
- Dimple Bansal, Industrial & Systems Engineering

“This summer, I will be traveling to Boston for an internship with Procter & Gamble as a research & development intern.”  
- Marika Manuud, Materials Science & Engineering

“I just finished interning at NASA Dryden in California.”
- Lianne Lewis, Aerospace Engineering

   

   

Research Opportunities

“There are world-class researchers here that are willing to take time out of their day to give you advice on how to get to where they are now.”
- Allie Del Giorno, Electrical & Computer Engineering

“Research is the aspect of GT that I am most excited about! This semester I am doing undergraduate research in the nanotechnology lab on alternative energy sources.”
- Marika Manuud, Materials Science & Engineering

“I have friends that are working to replicate heart valves, are designing rockets for NASA, and are designing new types of fuel.”  
- Maggie Burcham, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

“I am finishing up some work with Dr. Rob Butera on the study of central pattern generating circuits for breathing.”
- Allie Del Giorno, Electrical & Computer Engineering

   

   

   

The League of Extraordinary Engineers

 

Allie

Brain

Specialty: 
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Powers: 
Can explain computations happening in the brain by using computer science, signal processing, and circuit analysis

Mission: 
Discovering exactly how the brain works
 

LaDeidra

Heart

Specialty:
Biomechanical Engineering

Powers:
Can make the heart work better and increase the quality of life with special cardiovascular devices

Mission:
Understanding the advancement of sickle cell anemia, HIV, and cancer, and one day eradicating them from the earth

Adrienne

Energy

Specialty: 
Mechanical Engineering

Powers: 
Can convert energy that is normally wasted (like the heat coming off a computer monitor) into useful electricity, cooling, or higher-temperature heating

Mission: 
Finding a solution to the energy problem

    

Pinar

Syringe

Specialty: 
Industrial & Systems Engineering

Powers: 
Can improve the human condition through disaster response, long-term development, and global public health logistics

Mission:
To provide all humans with access to basic necessities

Jamie

House

Specialty: 
Civil & Environmental Engineering

Powers: 
Can create safer living conditions using only the natural resources she finds in surrounding areas

Mission: 
Building community housing in developing countries using efficient and sustainable methods

Melissa

Water

Specialty: 
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Powers: 
Can deliver water quickly and economically to remote places after a major disaster has struck

Mission: 
To enhance delivery of water in resource-limited countries

    

Julie

Julie Champion lab video

Specialty: 
Chemical Engineering

Powers:
Can turn bacteria into proteins that could be used as drugs

Mission: 
To use proteins as drugs that target and kill only cells that are diseased

Nazanin

Nazanin Bassiri Gharb video

Specialty:
Micro and Nano Engineering

Powers:
Enables the fabrication of miniature devices with microscopic materials

Mission:
To create new engineering knowledge and products at the nano- and microscale.

Susan

Susan Thomas video

Specialty: 
Bioengineering

Powers:
Understands how cancer cells spread throughout the body

Mission:
Training the body to fight off cancer the way it fights off the seasonal flu