Congratulations to Steven McLaughlin of Decatur, who just got a big promotion at the Georgia Tech College of Engineering.
Effective Sept. 1, he’ll become chairman of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The university says,
McLaughlin is currently the vice provost for International Initiatives and Steven A. Denning Chair in Global Engagement and Ken Byers Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech.
McLaughlin succeeds Dr. Gary S. May, who became dean of the College of Engineering at Georgia Tech in July 2011. Dr. Douglas B. Williams has been serving as interim chair for the school.
The school is the largest producer of electrical engineers and computer engineers in the United States, with more than 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students and 112 faculty members. In FY2011, ECE faculty members acquired an impressive