About WiE

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Connect & Inspire

Women in Engineering @ SJSU aims to design and host high-impact programs that connect future women innovators from college campus with leading professionals in Silicon Valley. Students are inspired with a clear path forward through meaningful engagement and practical guidance.

 

Program Team

 Belle Wei
Guidry Chair for Engineering Education & Innovative Learning
College of Engineering
belle.wei@sjsu.edu

 Julie Chiu
Women in Engineering Programs
College of Engineering
julie.chiu@sjsu.edu


Lauren Hsu
Silicon Valley WiE Conference Organizer
College of Engineering
lauren.hsu01@sjsu.edu

 

Bipasa Bose
Web Programmer
College of Engineering




   





 

SV WiE Conference Committee from SJSU

 

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Feruza Amirkulova
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Valerie Carr
Assistant Professor
Psychology

Winncy Du
Professor
Mechanical Engineering

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Sheryl Ehrman
Don Beall Dean
Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering

Magdalini Eirinaki
Associate Professor
Computer Engineering

Ayca Erdogan
Assistant Professor
Industrial and Systems Engineering

   Francesca Favaro     Lili He    Image of SJSU committee member Hyeran Jeon.

Francesca Favaro
Assistant Professor
Aviation Program

Lili He
Professor
Electrical Engineering

Hyeran Jeon
Assistant Professor
Computer Engineering

Hongrui Liu

Melanie McNeil

Dahyun Oh

Hongrui Liu
Assistant Professor
Industrial and Systems Engineering

Melanie McNeil
Professor
Chemical Engineering

Dahyun Oh
Assistant Professor
Materials Engineering

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Nicole Okamoto
Department Chair
Mechanical Engineering

Younghee Park
Assistant Professor
Computer Engineering

Jinny Rhee
Associate Dean
College of Engineering

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Blanca Sanchez-Cruz
Assistant Director Student Support Programs
College of Engineering

Birsen Sirkeci
Assistant Professor
Electrical Engineering

 

Xiao Su
Department Chair
Computer Engineering

 

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Mahima Agumbe Suresh
Assistant Professor
Computer Engineering

 

Miri VanHoven
Associate Professor
Biological Sciences

 

Catherine Voss Plaxton
Director of Career
Center


 

belle wei

 Wencen Wu

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Belle Wei
Carolyn Guidry Chair of Engineering Education and Innovative Learning
College of Engineering


 

Wencen Wu
Assistant Professor
Computer Engineering Department



Juzi Zhao
Assistant Professor
Electrical Engineering




 

Major Sponsor : Guidry Family Foundation


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Carolyn Guidry (1937‐2009) was born in    Mississippi and spent her childhood in the Deep South. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at Louisiana State University in 1959. One week after graduation, she married Mark Guidry, a fellow electrical engineering major she met at LSU. Carolyn began her career at Boeing, but soon put her career on hold and devoted 20 years to raising their three children. She returned to school and earned her Master's degree in Computer Engineering from SJSU in 1979. She joined Hewlett Packard and was directly responsible for the development of a new flexible interconnect cable and the micro code for a new computer.

In partnership with Mark, Carolyn founded two successful companies in semiconductor design software and semiconductor product development. Both companies were later acquired and became leaders in their respective fields. After the second company was acquired by Integrated Circuit Systems in 1993, she founded the Mark and Carolyn Guidry Foundation and managed all aspects of the organization. She received an Award of Distinction from SJSU Davidson College of Engineering in 2006. Both she and Mark were inducted into the LSU College of Engineering Hall of Distinction in 2001. 

Mark is a Louisiana native. After receiving his BSEE from LSU, he took a position at Boeing. He subsequently earned an MSEE from University of Washington and a PhD from Iowa State University. He taught at LSU, where he conducted research in semiconductor technology, laser technology and radio wave propagation. Prior to founding their companies, Mark worked at Fairchild Semiconductor in Palo Alto, a small San Diego company and Texas Instruments in Houston.

All three of Carolyn and Mark’s children graduated with degrees in engineering. The Guidry family strongly believes in the power of education and the importance of developing engineering education in the U.S. for what lies ahead. The Mark and Carolyn Guidry Foundation has been a long-time leader in supporting women in engineering at SJSU. Its commitment and on-going support have made the Silicon Valley Women in Engineering program a model of success for educating new woman innovators regionally and nationally.