Dr. Conrad received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Physics from Middle East Technical University in Turkey and her doctoral degree in Physics from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Dr. Conrad has over 20 years of experience in developing and directing education, outreach, and diversity programs at Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and various National Science Foundation supported research centers at Georgia Tech. She has served as the Director of Outreach in the School of ECE since 2005. Her main responsibility is to develop and lead programs for undergraduate engineering students, ECE female and minority students, and high school students and teachers that support ECE’s graduate and undergraduate recruitment and retention efforts.
Recipient, CETL “Thank a Teacher” certificate, 2017
Recipient, ECE Academic Spotlight Award, 2003 & 2017
Faculty Advisor, Women in ECE
Faculty Advisor, ECE Ambassadors
PRC Educator of the Year, 1999
Member APS and ASEE
L. Conrad, E. Conrad, and J. Auerbach “The Development, Implementation and Assessment of an Engineering Research Experience for Physics Teachers,” ASEE Conference and Exposition, Honolulu, HI, June, 2007.
Leyla Conrad, Jill Auerbach, and Ayanna Howard, “The Impact of a Robotics Summer Undergraduate Research Experience on Increasing the Pipeline to Graduate School,” ASEE Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, June 2015.
Leyla Conrad, Gary May and Jill Auerbach, “REU Site: Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering/Science Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology,” ASEE Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 2013.
A. Johnson, L. Conrad, G. May, “Development and Implementation of Academic Enrichment Activities for REU Students”, ASEE Conference & Exposition, Austin, TX, 2009.
J. Fairley, J. Auerbach, A. Prysock, L. Conrad, G. May, “Teaching Research Skills in Summer Undergraduate Research Programs”, ASEE Conference & Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008.
J. Fairley, L. Conrad, and G. May, "The Importance of Graduate Mentors in Undergraduate Research Programs," ASEE Conference and Exposition, Honolulu, HI, June, 2007.
Last revised August 28, 2020