Rising Stars in EECS returns to MIT

The Rising Stars in EECS Class of 2018. Photo: Justin Knight

Kathryn O’Neill | EECS Contributor

For women in engineering, getting ahead sometimes means trying to be “one of the guys.” That’s why Margarita Paz Castro says she enjoyed attending Rising Stars in EECS, a workshop held recently at MIT for women interested in academic careers in electrical engineering and computer science.

Remembering MIT Professor Alan L. McWhorter, 1930-2018

Professor Alan L. McWhorter. Photo: Courtesy of MIT Lincoln Laboratory

EECS Staff

Alan L. McWhorter, a long-time professor in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and a division head and researcher at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, has died in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was nearly 88.

His family said his death was unexpected despite some recent health problems. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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