Amplifying Black Voices

The Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering celebrates our incredible Black students, faculty, alumni and staff for their invaluable contributions. Diversity at ECE and engineering at large is not another checklist item, but it is crucial and necessary to ensure technologies developed are inclusive and beneficial to everyone. Explore this page for recent news and past features on the multitude of Black voices making a difference in ECE.


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Raheem A Beyah
Professor; Dean Academic
Laura Sams Haynes
Senior Academic Professional
Gary Stephen May
Adjunct Professor
Elliot II Moore
Associate Professor; Assoc Chair for Undergraduate Affairs
William H Robinson
Oluwaseun Sangodoyin
Assistant Professor

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The Journey Continues

The Journey Continues

The communities in and around Atlanta have played a pivotal part in the advancement of civil rights and racial justice. There are sites right here on Georgia Tech’s campus — and many more nearby — that reflect milestones from a path toward greater inclusion. Here’s a look at a few of them.


Trailblazers: The Struggle and the Promise

Ronald Yancey, Georgia Tech’s first Black graduate, is widely considered among a pioneer among th first three Black students to attend Georgia Tech in 1961: Ford C. Greene, Ralph A. Long Jr., and Lawrence M. Williams. Yancy graduated with a degree in electrical engineering in 1965 and a bronze sculpture was installed in his honor at the bottom of the stairs in the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons.

Brain Blake

ECE Alumnus Named Among Most Influential Georgians

Georgia State University President and EE graduate Brian Blake was named one of Georgia Trend’s 100 Most Influential Georgians. He is GSU’s first Black president and guided it to a school-record $224 million in research grants in 2023

ECE Alumni

ECE Alumni Create a Home for Collaboration and Learning in Atlanta

At the beginning of 2020, right before the world changed irrevocably, an assembly of Black scientists, researchers, and developers gathered at the Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RCIE) in downtown Atlanta, intent on changing what felt like a fractured community.

Amanda West

Amanda West Awarded Georgia Tech UCEM Ph.D. Fellowship

Amanda West, a third-year Ph.D. candidate in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), has been awarded a Georgia Tech UCEM (University Center of Exemplary Mentoring) Ph.D. Fellowship. West is a member of the Advanced Computational Electricity Systems (ACES) Laboratory directed by Prof. Santiago Grijalva.

Emerald White

Emerald White is Engineering a Culture of Inclusion and Diversity

Emerald White, an undergraduate in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is making her voice heard through active participation in many different on-campus organizations.


Black History Month Spotlight: Celebrating ECE’s Black Voices

In 2023, ECE recognized the trailblazing contributions and achievements of Black faculty members, students, and advisory board members. Their dedication and excellence inspire us to strive for a more inclusive and equitable future.  Learn more about them!