ECE Woman of the Month

Every month we celebrate an outstanding woman in ECE (student, postdoc, or professor). If you would like to nominate a candidate, please write Prof. Petersen at kirstin @

Jennifer Fuhrer

November 2018 Woman of the Month: Jennifer Fuhrer

This month we celebrate an outstanding senior in ECE, Jennifer Fuhrer. Jennifer was recommended for the insight and passion she commits as a Teaching Assistant to the 113 students in ECE3400 Intelligent Physical Systems. Jennifer is passionate about robotics, and her skillset ranges from hardcore electronics and programming, to mechanical design, fabrication, and analysis. She made the Dean’s list in 2016, and as a senior, she has already programmed robotic arms and designed custom grippers for Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies.

She is on is on the CU Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Project team (CUAUV) which scored 1st place in the 2017 national competition. To add to all of these technical and pedagogical endeavors, Jennifer is the Vice President of Communications in the Cornell Guild of Visual Arts, and was the Pre-Freshman Host for the Cornell Red Carpet Society 2015-2017. In short: Jennifer is awesome. She’s a one-of-a-kind engineer, that perfectly exemplifies the diverse set of skills you can cultivate at Cornell!