A rare volunteer, Laura Fujino dedicates much of her time to mentoring and supporting Engineering Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering students. Laura’s generosity of time, energy and spirit have opened doors to graduate schools, career opportunities and volunteer positions, having an immeasurable impact. In 2012, she received an Arbor Award, University of Toronto, and in 2014 the EETimes and EDN ACE Lifetime Achievement Award (the award goes to an individual whose contributions over a long career in the electronics industry have had a demonstrable impact on technological, business, and cultural advancements in the world),
Spanning several decades, Laura’s commitment to EngSci continues to evolve and currently as a member of the Engineering Science Board of Advisors. In this role, she has helped establish various scholarships and in particular, the Laura Chizuko Fujino Scholarship in Engineering Science. This new scholarship celebrates female students entering 3rd or 4th year in the Electrical and Computer Major. Since the early 80s, she has held a number of positions with the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) where she is currently the Publications Chair and a member of the Executive Committee.