WIE Banquet

Female Academic Excellence and Leadership

This highly visible event brings together nearly 500 students, alumni, corporate partners and Institute leaders to recognize the accomplishments of female engineering students who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and above.  This year’s banquet will be held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Georgia Tech Hotel & Convention Center.

As a testimony to the excellence of CoE’s female undergraduate students, each year approximately 1200 female engineering students, representing over half of the College's female engineering students, qualify for this event.  The awards banquet also serves as a platform to recognize student and faculty leaders through Student Mentoring Awards, Faculty Mentoring Awards, and Teaching Excellence Awards.  Additionally, each year we award corporate scholarships to some of our most outstanding female engineering students.

Save the Date for This Year's Banquet

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
6:00 - 9:00PM
Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center

Corporate Support

The steadfast support of our companies reflects a genuine commitment to the success and engagement of women engineers as they develop into future leaders. These corporate sponsors are committed to increasing the number of women in the technical, engineering and scientific fields. The active role of corporate sponsors gives them the opportunity to positively impact the careers of the best and brightest women engineering students at Georgia Tech.  The banquet serves as a platform to award scholarships from our corporate sponsors to many of our most outstanding female engineering students.  Students selected to receive a scholarship will be formally recognized at the banquet and will have the unique opportunity to meet company representatives that evening.

Keynote Speaker

The banquet each year features a woman with a distinguished career in engineering and technology as the keynote speaker. This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Sandra H. “Sandy” Magnus. She is a GT alumna (Ph.D. from the School of Materials Science and Engineering) as well as the Executive Director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. To learn more about Dr. Sandy Magnus, please click here.

Dr. Magnus recently met with China's first female astronaut, Liu Yang, and encouraged students to contiune studying diligently if they have a passion for space. To read more, please click here.