IPL Ph.D. student Hongwei Zhao was selected to participate in Rising Stars 2019, an academic career workshop for women in electrical engineering,  computer engineering, and computer science (EECS) hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1.  Launched at MIT in 2012, the annual event has since been hosted at the University of California at Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This workshop brings together top graduate and postdoc women, who are interested in pursuing academic careers in EECS,  for three days of scientific discussions and informal sessions.