Ayanna Howard Named to Business Insider's List of Most Powerful Women Engineers

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Ayanna Howard

Georgia Tech Professor Ayanna Howard has launched a company to commercialize a system that connects interface devices used by children with disabilities to tablet computers. The company resulted from the NSF's I-Corps program. (Credit: Maxwell Guberman)

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Ayanna Howard has been named as one of the 23 most powerful women engineers in the world by Business Insider. This annual feature recognizes women who are inventing or working with technology or who are leaders at their companies.

Howard was recognized for her work at the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and at NASA and for co-founding Zyrobotics, a Georgia Tech startup that uses machine learning and robots to make educational toys for children, with a particular emphasis on helping kids with special needs.

To read the section of the article about Ayanna, visit http://www.businessinsider.com/most-powerful-women-engineers-in-2015-2015-5?#no-19-zyrobotics-ayanna-howard-5,  and to read the entire piece, visit http://www.businessinsider.com/most-powerful-women-engineers-in-2015-2015-5?#.

Another familiar Georgia Tech face in the rankings is Deb Kilpatrick, a Ph.D. ME graduate, who is the CEO of Evidation Health.

Last revised August 1, 2017