Martha Sloan received a BSEE with great distinction, an MSEE and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. After two years of working at Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, Palo Alto, California, she joined Michigan Technological University where she is now a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
She is the author of three textbooks and more than 60 papers. She is a Fellow of the ACM, the IEEE and SWE and has received numerous awards, including the SWE Distinguished Engineering Educator Award, an IEEE Centennial Medal, the Richard E. Merwin Award, and the ASEE Outstanding Young Electrical Engineering Educator Award.
Sloan was IEEE president in 1993. She was the first woman to lead the Institute.