Women in Engineering Banquet Honors 140 IEs

Barbara Christopher
Industrial and Systems Engineering
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A total of 140 undergraduate IE students, more than in any other school at Tech, were honored in April during the annual Women in Engineering awards banquet. The event salutes the success and achievements of female engineering students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.4 or above and have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities on and off campus.

The keynote speaker was Jenifer Cistola, BIE 1981, vice president of North American Marketing for Scientific-Atlanta. She outlined the ten most important things she learned during her time at Georgia Tech and her career in the corporate world. They include being able to balance demands, maintain a positive attitude, continue to learn, and inspire the people around her. Cistola also recounted the hard work and countless hours of studying that characterize her memories of undergraduate life at Tech.

Mimi Philobos, a professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has organized the event since its inception in 1999. That year, the event drew about 100 attendees, and Philobos, who also directs the Women in Engineering Program at Tech, vowed she would make it an annual affair. Philobos closed the evening with words of thanks and encouragement. "Your hard work has been recognized by all of your peers," she said. "You are the leaders."

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  • Created On: Jul 14, 2002 - 8:00pm
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