Nine COE students attend Google Workshop for Women Engineers

Seven CSE and two ECE students from the Michigan State University College of Engineering participated in the Google Workshop for Women Engineers January 20-23 at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. Students received an all expense paid trip from Google, explored new technology and potential career opportunities, and met with other women engineers in their field. 193 students representing 100 schools attended the event.

Workshop participants were selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants nationwide. With an impressive total of nine MSU students attending, it was a noteworthy achievement for the university to have so many of its women engineers chosen for this opportunity. These exceptional students had to demonstrate strong leadership skills, campus and community involvement, unique and inspiring career plans and goals, and hold a minimum grade point average of 3.5.

Attendees included CSE PhD student Xiaomei Liu, CSE Masters student Mahnaz Shafii, ECE undergraduates Ke Zhang-Miske and Tania Yusaf, CSE undergraduates Randee Bierlein, Kirsten Partyka, Kira Johns, and April Noren, and December 2005 CSE graduate Niharika Joglekar.

(Date Posted: 2006-02-08)