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Ohio State names new engineering dean, first woman in role

Columbus Dispatch |

Ayanna Howard, a roboticist, entrepreneur and current chair of the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, is slated to begin at Ohio State on March 1, pending approval by the board of trustees, the university announced Monday. 

Howard’s career experience includes academia, NASA, and the private sector, where she founded Zyrobotics, a Georgia Tech spin-off company that develops personal educational technology products for children with differing abilities. In 2018, Forbes named Howard on its list of America’s Top 50 Women in Tech. 

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