Laleh Behjat (PhD, PEng) is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Calgary. Her research interests include developing software for the automation of the design of computer hardware. She has won several awards for her research in international contests and forums. Dr. Behjat has a passion for increasing the status of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and has an active research in the area of Engineering Education. Dr. Behjat was the recipient of the 2015 Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) Women in Engineering Champion Award.