Dr. Karen Feigh was featured in a recent Georgia Tech news article discussing the increasing number of women in engineering. The disproportionate number of male to female students at Georgia Tech may long have drawn attention to itself – despite the fact that the Institute has established itself as the No. 1 producer of female engineers in the United States. In reality, though, those female engineers have been drawing significant attention of their own.
“When I came to Tech, I fell in with a group of women students in aerospace engineering who were like me, and it was fabulous,” said Feigh, now an assistant professor in Tech’s Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering. “Because, up until then, we’d been the only women in our physics and calculus classes in high school, and that can feel sort of odd. At Tech, we didn’t feel that way anymore.”