The women of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science are changing the world. In honor of International Women's Day this month, we are celebrating women who are making an impact in their fields of study and through mentorship. We invite you to take few minutes to read EECS Ingenuity, the e-magazine for the School of EECS, to find out more about the students, faculty and alumni that are breaking new ground at Oregon State.

Janice Levenhagen-Seeley
Standing up for Women in Tech

Becoming a computer engineer was a rocky road for Janice Levenhagen-Seeley, and in the end she gave up on the idea of having a career in high tech. But rather than give up on the field as whole, she found a way to make it better. Levenhagen-Seeley, an Oregon State University 2006 alumna of the College of Engineering, founded the non-profit organization, ChickTech, to encourage girls and women to enter and stay in technology fields. More...

Cherri Pancake
Science You Can Use

Becoming the U.S. experts in applied climate data was the result of a merger that brought together climatologists and computer scientists at Oregon State University. Together they have created systems to present complex data in a way that is easy to understand. "It's science you can use," says Cherri Pancake, emeritus professor of electrical engineering and computer science in the College of Engineering. More...

Rebecca Hutchinson
Combining Passions to Impact the Environment 

Computer science and ecology may seem like an unlikely combination at first, but it's exactly the niche new Oregon State University assistant professor, Rebecca Hutchinson, envisioned. Her research uses machine learning and statistical modeling to help scientists answer questions like: What will happen to monarch butterflies under climate change? More...

Margaret Burnett
Margaret Burnett Named Distinguished Professor

Oregon State University named Margaret Burnett a 2016 Distinguished Professor recipient, the highest academic honor the university can bestow on a faculty member. More...



  • The EECS Graduate Student Women's Group is looking to connect with OSU EECS alumna to serve as mentors. Please contact Phylicia Cicilio if you are interested in joining.
  • Tell us what you are up to! We are adding a new section to Ingenuity for class notes. If you are OSU EECS alumni you can send us your information through the class notes webform.


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