Dr. Ayanna Howard, a professor and the Linda J. and Mark C. Smith Endowed Chair in Bioengineering in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has a new title to add to her already impressive career. The Georgia Tech College of Computing announced that Ayanna would be its new chair for its School of Interactive Computing.
“I am thrilled for the opportunity to work with the amazing faculty, staff, and students within the School of Interactive Computing,” Ayanna said, adding that she looks forward to “continuing to pursue research and innovation that addresses real challenges facing our world today.”
Ayanna has taught, mentored, and encouraged countless underrepresented students in engineering and science throughout her academic career. In 2013, she founded Zyrobotics, an award-winning educational technology company that makes STEM learning accessible to all children. For her contributions, Ayanna received the 2014 A. Richard Newton Educator ABIE Award, and was asked to give a keynote speech about her work at this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC 17).
Congratulations, Ayanna, on your new role! Read the full Georgia Tech News Center article here.