Being part of IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE), we get the opportunity to travel around the world, meet inspiring people, learn more about our own disciplines, and grow as professionals. It has been many years since I earned my undergraduate degree in computer engineering, but I vividly recall the narrow and naïve perspective of what I thought computer engineers could do with it. I believed that computer engineers designed new computers to run faster and cheaper, and, thus, that’s the role I assumed in my first professional position.
When I returned to school to pursue my graduate degrees and began attending more IEEE conferences, I was surrounded by brilliant engineers from myriad companies who were designing new products and solving problems that society thought were insuperable. I finally felt that I was among kindred spirits. At the same time, this sparked a flashback to the days of my computer programming class in high school.
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