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Spring Awards honor Women in Engineering
In 1952, Elizabeth Herndon and Diane Michel arrived at Tech, officially becoming the first women to enroll as undergraduate students at the Institution. Over the next 65 years, Tech welcomed more women to its campus and hit peak enrollment in 2017, admitting a first-year class that was 43% female.
According to the American Society of Engineering Education, today the College of Engineering at Georgia Tech is the largest producer of engineering degrees awarded to women and underrepresented minority students and 32% of our students are female. Alongside this steady increase of female representation on campus over the years comes a rise in leadership and academic excellence.