Erin Hanson Tapped for SMART Scholarship

Erin Hanson has received a scholarship under the Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation Program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The program specifically supports undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in STEM disciplines and aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.

A rising computer engineering senior, Ms. Hanson has accumulated a wealth of work experience and is very involved in extracurricular activities at Georgia Tech and in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). She has worked as a co-op student at GTRI where she helped design an algorithm to detect disease in poultry growout houses and used C++ and image processing techniques to identify the number of people riding in a vehicle on the highway. Ms. Hanson has tackled a variety of software and embedded systems challenges through her internship experiences with the U.S. Naval Academy, the Air Force Research Lab, and Boeing, and she also served as a project manager for the GTRI Robotics Team in the Vertically Integrated Projects Program.

Ms. Hanson's activities outside of work and the classroom include leadership roles with Women in ECE and the ECE section of the GT 1000 Freshman Seminar. She is also the current vice president of the Briaerean Co-op Honor Society.

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