Bonnie H. Ferri received the B.S degree in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1981, the M.S. degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University in 1984, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech in 1988. She has been on the faculty of Georgia Tech since 1988. She also has worked for Honeywell Inc. as an engineer. She is very active in the recruitment and retention of women in engineering, including middle school, high school, undergraduate, and graduate-level activities. Dr. Ferri has been very active in the IEEE Control Systems Society. She was elected twice to that society’s Board of Governors, was the program chair for the American Control Conference, and chair of the Control System Society Technical Committee on Education. She has been an associate technical editor for the IEEE Transactions on Education and for the IEEE Control Systems magazine. Dr. Ferri received the Harriet B. Rigas Award from the IEEE Education Society for her work.