The IEEE Women in Engineering International Scholarship was  established thanks to the support of donations to the IEEE Foundation Women in Engineering (WIE) Fund from IEEE WIE members and others. The scholarship is presented to up to one female IEEE WIE Student Member who has completed two years of undergraduate study in an engineering curriculum at an accredited university or college.

2023 WIE International Scholarship Recipient

Katerina Michou

 

Katerina Michou is a third-year engineering student from Greece, studying Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), with a focus on Computer Science and Computer Systems. She plans to go into Theoretical Computer Science graduate studies once she completes her Diploma and integrated Master’s. She is
currently serving as Chair of the Computer Society Chapter of the NTUA IEEE Student Branch, of which she was previously the vice chair, having organized, along with her team, over 17 events during her tenure, with subjects ranging from Quantum Computing to Ethical Hacking and Competitive Programming. She is currently a Region 8 IEEE Computer Society Student Ambassador, following her being awarded the prestigious Richard E. Merwin IEEE
Computer Society Scholarship in 2023 for outstanding academic achievements and leadership within the IEEE. She has also been awarded by the Technical Chamber of Greece for exceptional academic performance and excellence in university admissions exams. In the past, she has been a member of the Greek team for the Physics World Cup (IYPT), got the 5th place on the Greek ICPC preliminary round in 2023, and won the Best Paper in Physics award at the ACSTAC 2020 conference for a paper regarding the conductance of graphite-clay blends for use in rapid electronic prototyping and in STEM education programs.
In her free time, she loves to write short stories and paint, with her work having been featured in various publications of the Society of Greek Writers and Artists as well as over 14 group exhibitions. She speaks Greek, English, French, Spanish and elementary German and has in the past participated in multiple MUN conferences, notably in the French MFGNU 2019 where she was selected to give the opening speech and in ACMUN 2020 where she won the Best Delegate Award.