Women in ECE Gains Official Status as Student OrganizationGraduate students in the Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering (WECE) group have gained official status as a student organization, and are now a part of the University of Maryland's Student Activities Reporting System.
The group, which was started in the fall of 2006, is dedicated to fostering a sense of community among graduate female students in the ECE department through opportunities, resources, services, and events of interest to current students. This group also works to mentor the undergraduate women of the department.
The Undergraduate Women of ECE are also an active group, and plan to seek formal recognition as a campus group in the near future.
In accordance with their new, formalized Constitution, the following officers of the Graduate Women in ECE have been named:
President: Mahsa Dornajafi
Vice President: Filiz Yesilkoy
Treasurer/Secretary: Masoumeh Haghpanahi
The at-large members of the WECE executive committee are Jui-Ping Chiang, Jean-Marie Lauenstein, and Harita Tenneti.
For more information about Women in ECE, including a list of recent events sponsored by the group, please visit: http://www.ece.umd.edu/wece/.
Published November 18, 2008