Women in Engineering: Meet Cathy Chen

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Cathy Chen describes what the electrical engineering industry is working on and how she got involved in the electrical engineering field as a woman. She discusses the increasing diversity of people in this field. Chen is currently working toward her PhD at Columbia University.

IEEE works tirelessly to recruit young people into the various interdisciplinary fields of engineering. Women represent only 20% of engineers in the United States alone, and female minorities only constitute less than 10%. The IEEE's Women in Engineering series explores the careers and works of prominent female engineers and showcases what the IEEE is doing to recruit more women into the field. 

Cathy Chen discusses her life as a woman in engineering and as an electrical engineering PhD student.