Helen Chuang (BS ’03) received an award at the 17th annual Women of Color in Technology (WoCT) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Conference in Dallas in October.
The conference recognizes outstanding women in the STEM fields and provides opportunities for professional development, networking and recruiting.
Chuang is a systems engineer in Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems sector, working on the analysis of radiometric data from the Space-Based Infrared Systems. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Chuang pursued a successful career in biomedicine where she published a host of technical papers, presented at numerous professional conferences, and participated in two patents and four grant proposals.
Chuang is a strong proponent for the incubation of STEM interest among students, serving as a mentor at both the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),and as a director for MIT's nationwide engineering outreach program. Chuang earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Caltech and a doctorate in chemical engineering from MIT with a minor in finance and management.