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Women in ECE
Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Women in ECE Events

Recent Speakers:

Mary Ramsey, Lockheed MartinMary Ramsey, Lockheed Martin: "Engineer to Leadership: One Woman's Career Journey"

Dr. Sharon M. Betz, MITRE Corp.Women in ECE Speaker, Dr. Sharon M. Betz, MITRE Corp.: "Tales from a recent Ph.D."

Dr. Justin Hodiak, Booz Allen HamiltonWomen in ECE Speaker, Dr. Justin Hodiak, Booz Allen Hamilton: "A World of Opportunity: Career Paths for Women Engineers"

Dr. Patti Gillespie, Army Research LaboratoryWomen in ECE Speaker, Dr. Patti Gillespie, ARL: "Diversity in Current and Future US Science and Engineering"

Patti Gillespie Biography

DeAnna Allen, Partner, Dickstein Shapiro, LLPWomen in ECE Speaker, DeAnna Allen, B.S. '90, EE: "Using an engineering degree in the practice of law"

DeAnna Allen Biography

Duy-Loan Le, Texas InstrumentsWomen in ECE Speaker, Duy-Loan Le, Texas Instruments: "LEADERSHIP: Duy-Loan Le's Perspective"

Duy-Loan Le Biography

Lunch Panel: "Mentoring for Academic Careers in Engineering"

Event Photos

Women in ECE Workshop: "Women of Science and Technology in the Workplace"

Event Photos

WECE Weekly Lunches:

Join us for free lunch!
During the academic year, WECE graduate women have bi-weekly lunches in AVW 2328. All graduate ECE women are welcome at this weekly event! For more information, contact Qian Wang.

Sign up to join WECE

WECE Graduate Student Executive Committee:

President: Qian Wang
Members of the WECE Executive Committee:
Arthita Ghosh
Vidya Raju
If you would like to get more involved with the graduate students of WECE, or have any questions, please contact a member of the executive committee.

About WECE:

The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at the University of Maryland launched a departmental program for female graduate and undergraduate students in ECE called the Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering (WECE) program in the fall of 2006. The primary purpose of this program is to help provide the best educational experience possible for our female students by fostering a sense of community in the department and to provide opportunities, resources, services, and events of interest to current ECE students.

The WECE program is designed to be complementary to existing programs at Maryland such as the Women in Engineering (WIE) program and Society for Women Engineers (SWE). Membership in the program is free and there will be a number of opportunities for interested students to sign up, as well as WECE-sponsored events for students to attend.

Students participating in WECE will benefit from peer mentoring, career information, and exposure to industry role models, as well as extracurricular activities and social events throughout the year.

Interested students can e-mail Prof. Min Wu at to request more information about the WECE program, or sign up to join WECE using the form below.

Big Sister/Little Sister Program

The WECE Big Sister/Little Sister program partners first year female ECE graduate students (little sisters) with "greater than first year" female ECE students (big sister). Big sisters help answer any questions a little sister might have and serve as friendly, familiar faces for new students in the department. This peer mentoring program was established under the guidance of former WECE faculty co-advisor Dr. Kristine Rosfjord. For more information, contact Qian Wang

WECE Alumni:  WECE has a new e-mail list just for alumni.  This is a way for female graduates of the ECE department to be kept in the loop about WECE activities and achievements.  If you would like to sign-up for this list, please contact a member of the WECE executive committee.

Graduate Women in ECE Gains Official Status as Student Organization

Sign Up to Join WECE

Interested students can sign up to join WECE using the form below e-mail. Further questions about WECE program can be addressed to Prof. Min Wu at

Student Name:
Estimated Graduation Month/Year:
E-mail Address:

Questions or Comments about WECE:


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