Athina Petropulu receives 2017 ECEDHA Diversity Award



Distinguished Professor Athina Petropulu has won the 2017 Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) Diversity Award.

The Diversity Award is given to individuals or departments in recognition of proactive efforts to increase cultural, ethnic, and gender diversity within the ECE student body and among ECE faculty, that go well beyond and above the normal institutional recruiting practices. The award recognized Professor Petropulu’s leadership in continually identifying and enhancing opportunities for women and underrepresented minorities nationwide in the field of electrical and computer engineering, through recruiting, mentoring, and advocating.

The award was given to Prof. Petropulu at the ECEDHA Awards Banquet during the 2017 ECEDHA Annual Conference, which was held at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort & Spa in Miramar Beach, Florida (please see attached a photo from the awards banquet where Professor Petropulu is seen with ECEDHA President Prof. Khalil Najafi, EECS Chair, University of Michigan (left), and Prof. Zhihua Qu, ECEDHA Awards Committee Chair and Chair of ECE at University of Central Florida (right)).

Congratulations on this wonderful recognition, Athina!