Jennifer Wolfe was recognized for her involvement in continuing to make ECE a welcoming community and for service to her fellow students.

Fourth-year Georgia Tech electrical engineering student Jennifer Wolfe was honored with the 2024 Helen Grenga Outstanding Woman Engineer Award at the College of Engineering’s Women in Engineering Banquet on April 11.

The award, which is named after Georgia Tech’s first full-tenured female engineering professor, is given annually to one female-identifying student who excels in their academic pursuits and also works to create a more inclusive and diverse engineering community.

Wolfe was nominated by the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) for her passionate efforts in encouraging women to pursue engineering degrees and careers. 

She’s heavily involved in all three Georgia Tech women in engineering organizations: Society of Women Engineers, Women in Engineering, Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering, participating as a mentee as well as a mentor.

She’s also a peer leader in ECE 1100, and a respected teaching assistant in ECE 2035.

As a transfer student herself, the importance of finding community is something Wolfe knows very well. Her impact on other students has been significant, with many peers saying she’s helped foster a sense of belonging not just in ECE but across the entire Institute. 

Her passion also comes through in her many research projects. Wolfe was a research assistant for ECE Associate Professor Linda Wills and Professor of the Practice Tom Collins' “Relatable Rebound Story.” The project, which won a grant from Transformative Teaching and Learning (TTL), collects stories of overcoming adversity from students in ECE 3025 and shares them with future students to help encourage completion of the notoriously difficult class.

On top her Georgia Tech responsibilities, she’s also held a software internship at Apple and completed three co-op rotations at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. 

After graduating this spring, Wolfe will be taking her talents to AT&T as a network engineer through their Technical Development Program. She also plans to pursue an online master’s in computer science through Georgia Tech.