Past Events 2017-2018

Meet your Faculty Lunch                                                      

November 17, 2017                                     Grad Students


A big thank you to Dr. Jeannie Stephens (Biomedical Engineering) and Dr. Lena Mashayekhy (Computer Science) for sharing their personal experiences and their careers in academia. We had over 30 students attend lunch and they asked some very pertinent questions. For example: “should we gain experience in industry during our PhD before deciding to join academia?” and “how do you manage your work-life balance?” Overall, we enjoyed listening to the conversations between faculty and students and can’t wait for next year’s Meet your Faculty lunch!


Global Women Talk Global Science                                                      

October 18, 2017                                     Everyone


This was the first time Women in Engineering (WIE) hosted a panel in which global women discussed what it’s like to be a woman in science, from their perspective. Topics such as the intersection of culture, nationality, and gender in the context of the scientific workplace are explored. Special thanks to Dr. Kimberly Bothi for her opening talk and being an amazing moderator. Also, thanks to the panelists, Dr. Aimee Jaramillo-Lambert, Ruwida Alkrekshi, Moumita Bhattacharya, Xinxin Qu, Asmaa Taha Abo Alouk, and Covahna Bollar. After the panel, audience mingled and continued the discussion over Coffee (tea) and international cookies!


Jean Norvell Talk                                                      

September 27, 2017                                     Grad students, postdocs, faculty

We hosted Jean Norvell, Former Product Specialist with W.L. Gore & Associates, to talk to us about her career at Gore. Jean gave a captivating talk about the challenges and various changes in her life that helped shape her career. WIE was pleased to have the Dean of Engineering, Tunde Ogunnaike, introduce Jean Norvell and we were happy to see everyone come out to hear her!


Pizza Welcome Lunch                                                      

September 15, 2017                                     Grad students, postdocs, faculty

This year we held our pizza lunch in Trabant and featured a BINGO icebreaker. Women engineers gathered to welcome incoming College of Engineering graduate students, enjoy pizza, and learn more about the WIE program. WIE co-chairs Camil Diaz and Danielle Valcourt led the annual trivia game and gave us plenty of clues this time! Overall, the WIE lunch was a huge success.


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