ECE Alumni Create a Home for Collaboration and Learning in Atlanta

At the beginning of 2020, right before the world changed irrevocably, an assembly of Black scientists, researchers, and developers gathered at the Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RCIE) in downtown Atlanta, intent on changing what felt like a fractured community. Among the core group were several alumni from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology: LaVonda Brown (M.S.E.E. ’12, Ph.D. ECE ’15), Troy Nunnally (M.S.E.E. ’09, Ph.D. ECE ’14), Nashlie Sephus (M.S.E.E. ’10, Ph.D. ECE ’14), and Ivan Walker (Ph.D. ECE). The goal was to bring Black tech talent together under two main pillars: access to resources and opportunities for collaboration.