Power Electronics lecture—right up my alley. All about power transformers and how to convert electrical energy into mechanical energy.
For Giselle, WPI was a revelation. “As STEM women, we’re in our element here,” she says. “Not only are women a huge presence on campus, WPI hosts a seminar series that brings in successful women from STEM fields to network and talk about career-launching skills.” Giselle views her recent Interactive Qualifying Project(IQP) as career-boosting, too. “We were helping the World Wildlife Fund develop strategies to minimize the impact that ferries and fishing boats have on the white dolphin habitat in Hong Kong harbor. This hands-on, real-world experience gives us a clear edge in industry and research.”
San Jose, CA
Alexander Emanuel, Professor, ECE
- Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering (President)
- Council of Professional Societies
- Connections Multicultural Ambassador
- Alden Voices Women’s Choir (Alumni Relations chair)
- renewable energy
Working in the Admissions office for the Engineering Ambassadors program. Great way to help local school kids get excited about STEM careers.
Comparing various urban planning approaches in Planning for Sustainable Communities class. Amazing what goes into building a city.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE) networking dinner. Excellent tips on how to connect with a mentor plus great companies on hand—Pratt & Whitney, EMC, General Dynamics, and more.