Bhatti, Erickson Selected for ELATES Leadership Program for Women in STEM

Two of the 30 new fellows in the National Leadership Program for Women in Science are members of the Georgia Tech College of Engineering faculty.

Pamela Batty Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). Anna Erickson Professor Woodruff, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. Both are also vice presidents of the school. They spend his next year Executive leadership of the Academic Technology, Engineering and Sciences (ELATES) program at Drexel University.

The ELATES program selects women annually in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics with a focus on increasing their effectiveness as leaders. Each of her 30 faculty members at institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada already has significant management experience. Through this program, they will lead change initiatives within complex institutions and work to improve their ability to strategically manage resources for the organization’s mission.

Erickson, who is also Vice Chair of Research at the Woodruff School, said: “His first week at ELATES has been intense and fulfilling and I look forward to continuing this experience. I am grateful to the Georgia Tech leadership for nominating me for this opportunity.” doing.”

Erickson’s research is focused on bridging a critical gap between reactor engineering and the nuclear non-proliferation community by integrating theoretical reactor analysis and design and experimental detection. Bhatti is an expert in translational engineering in health and medicine and has co-founded medical start-ups.

“I am excited about the increased leadership capabilities this opportunity will bring. Engaging with a strong and impressive cohort of ELATES Fellows, Instructors and Allies, said Bhatti, who is also ECE’s Vice-Chair of Strategic Initiatives and Innovation. “I sincerely thank the leadership of Georgia Tech for giving me this opportunity.”

Erickson and Bhatti combine face-to-face and virtual discussions, professional and peer coaching, and 360-degree assessments. She will also travel to Philadelphia for her three-week-long sessions on higher education business practices, project management, and communication skills.

Former participants in the engineering department of the ELATES program include the Woodruff School’s Nazanin Basili Garb When Kiriaki Karaitzidu and ECE’s Alenka Zaich.

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