Spring Coffee Hour
March 15, 2018 Grad Students, Postdocs, and Faculty
This year spring coffee hour was held during Women’s History Month and featured women faculty at UD. Over 35 students joined us over coffee, hot chocolate, and desserts. We had a trivia game to test students’ knowledge on important women in science and engineering, and we had several winners! Thanks to the departments of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering for supporting our event.
February 20, 2018 Grad Students and Postdocs
This year WIE hosted a more diverse than ever Career Panel! We had the opportunity to have experts in various disciplines as panelists.
More than 50 students at joined us for this event. Questions from the audience ranged from what it’s like to take a career break to tips for lifelong success in your career. Attendees had the opportunity to meet with the panelists afterward over coffee and treats. Also, for the first time, we made it possible for 20 students to dine with our panelist and continue their discussion in a more intimate gathering.
We would like to thank our panelists:
- Patty Bielenberg, Fuels and Lubes R&D Portfolio Manager at ExxonMobil
PhD Chemical Engineering, MIT (2003)
- Emilio Gonzalez, Program Manager at Consumer Reports
BS Mechanical Engineering, Cornell (1982)
- Sarah Kadish, Director of Epic and Systems Operations at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
MS Industrial Engineering Management Science, Northwestern
- Justine Kao, Siri Machine Learning Data Scientist at Apple
PhD Cognitive Psychology, Stanford (2016)
- Majid Khabbazian, Assistant Director, Earth Engineering Incorporated
PhD Geotechnical Engineering, University of Delaware (2011)
- Susana Marujo Teixeira, Instrument Scientist, Neutron-Condensed Matter Science Group at NIST
PhD Chemistry, University of Reading, UK (2003)
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.