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IEEE WOMEN IN ENGINEERING NEWSLETTER | NOVEMBER 2014
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The mission of WIE is to facilitate the
recruitment and retention of women
in technical disciplines globally.
IEEE WIE envisions a vibrant community of IEEE women and men collectively using their diverse talents to innovate for the benefit of humanity.
Congratulations IEEE Women in Engineering Ajman University on the winning
photo chosen for the IEEE Day Photo Contest 2014! WIE would also like to congratulate
all the winners and those who have submitted photos of all their amazing events. Thank
you forvisit
making
this year's
IEEE Day a Success!
Please
our website
at http://www.ieee.org/women,
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WIE would love to Profile You. WIE will highlight IEEE Women Technical Professionals in the IEEE WIE newsletter!
In an effort to recognize IEEE women’s achievements in STEM, the profiles will aim to increase the public’s perception
of women in STEM fields. This spotlight of women technical professionals:
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Aims to enhance the understanding of STEM careers.
Describes how the work of engineers benefits humanity and makes a difference.
Introduce IEEE women, hear their stories of why they were inspired to become technical professionals, learn about
their work environments, and find out their advice to girls interested in techn ical fields.
The profiles submitted will need to contain the following information:
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Brief biography
Why did you become a technical professional?
What information or advice would you like to pass on to young girls interested in STEM?
How does your work as a technical professional benefit humanity?
If you are interested in being highlighted in the newsletter, please submit your profile to [email protected]
Deseada Gutierrez
Brief biography
Desi graduated from the Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences
(Finland) with a B.Sc of Engineering in Information Technology
in 2012, in a double degree scheme in conjunction with the
University of Malaga (Spain), where she graduated with a B.Sc
and a M.Sc in Telecommunications Engineering.
She is currently pursuing an employment based Ph.D funded by
the Irish Research Council, in the Radio an Optical
Communications Lab at the RINCE Institute in Dublin City
University (Ireland) while she works as a Senior Research
Engineer in Pilot Photonics developing optical comb sources for
telecoms which are expected to be a key enabler for the next
generation of high density optical networking transmission
solutions.
Why did you become a technical professional?
I always found myself asking questions of why and how. That feeling of continuous curiosity
and willingness to make a difference, took me to engineering. I found in my career a whole
new world of innovation and creativeness.
What information or advice would you like to pass on to young girls interested in
STEM?
"The world is continuously changing thanks to technology. Allow yourself to be part of it! Do
not be afraid nor intimidate, speak up and bring your innovation."
How does your work as a technical professional benefit humanity?
Our optical comb sources in conjunction with my research are expected to have a meaningful
impact in the telecommunications field, allowing higher speed optical transmissions. I have a
firm belief that my work will provide positive impact to the society
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Volunteer Moderators Needed for the Women in Leadership community in IEEE Collabratec(™)
IEEE Collabratec is a platform that will bring together IEEE and non-IEEE individuals – whether they are authors,
publishers, IEEE members, or other technical professionals who have similar interests – through an integrated
online community that will facilitate collaboration and connectivity. IEEE Collabratec's major features will include
online communities, author and researcher tools, and career development networking opportunities – all in one
centralized hub.
The Volunteer Moderator is the champion and lead evangelist for their community on IEEE Collabratec(™) and its
corresponding experience on G+. Building a great community requires our Moderators to (1) get connected, and
(2) foster quality participation.
Term: up to 1 year
If you are interested, please send an email with your interest to [email protected]
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Mark Your Calendars- Upcoming Events
WIE Affinity Group Officer Training
3 December 2014 10:00 PM EST (New York Time)
https://ieeemeetings.webex.com/ieeemeetings/j.php?ED=312409327&UID=497064382&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D
Live Chat with Natasha Baker
25 November 2014 at 10:00am - 11:00am (New York Time)
Natasha Baker is the founder of SnapEDA, a platform that accelerates the design and manufacturing of electronics. She
is also a technology contributor to several publications including Reuters and Forbes. Natasha has a BASc in Electrical
Engineering from the University of Toronto, and has held technical and marketing roles within the electronics industry
since 2006, working with companies such as National Instruments and Analog Devices.
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/natasha-baker
Check out past chats at http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/women/women_events.html
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WIE AFFINITY GROUPS
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Currently 505 Affinity Groups
Region
Regular
Student
Total
R1
12
3
15
R2
5
1
6
R3
9
7
16
R4
6
4
10
R5
6
0
6
R6
10
2
12
R7
13
9
22
R8
27
60
87
R9
16
84
100
R10
32
199
231
TOTAL
136
368
505
Interested in forming or joining a
WIE Group click here for more
information
Reminder: Affinity Groups must
report names & members numbers
of the Affinity Group Chair and
Affinity Group Treasurer
Use online Officer Confirmation form
http://www.ieee.org/scsreports
Remember to do so after elections
WIE AG and SBAG Chairs must
send an email to [email protected]
with updated email and contact
information yearly or whenever there
is an officer change
AG Increase per Year
Total Number of AG
600
500
400
275
300
178
200
100
0
12
35
27
5
136
34 61 104
22 27 43 32 42
321
376
426
461
505
215
37
60
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50
35
32
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
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Limited Seating.
Mark your calendars! The IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (WIE
ILC) Planning Committee announces the 2015 WIE ILC to be held 23-25 April 2015 in the capital
of Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA. With a theme of Lead Beyond. Accelerating Innovative
Women Who Change the World, the conference focuses on leadership, innovation and
entrepreneurship.
Special Appreciative Inquiry Summit to be held at Square Offices,
1455 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103. Bringing together industry,
government and non-profit thought leaders on minorities in STEM.
Separate Registration Required. Details coming soon!
Opening reception to be held at Yammer Offices, 1355 Market St, Fl 3 (between
9th St & 10th St), San Francisco, CA 94103. Join us for an inredible networking
and mentoring opportunity in a relaxed atmosphere.
Friday and Saturday conference tracks that fuel innovation, facilitate knowledge
sharing and provide a community to be held at the Marriott Downtown San Jose.
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS
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Brian Krzanich, CEO Intel
Rebecca Jacoby, CIO at Cisco Systems
Sophie Vandebroek, CTO at Xerox
Madeline Nelson, SVP at Sony Music
Patty Hatter, SVP/CIO at McAfee
Monique Morrow, CIO at Cisco Systems
Tracy Mack-Askew, VP Engineering at Daimler
Liz Centoni, VP at Cisco Systems
Vivek Wadhwa, author of Innovating Women
Ursala Schwarzenbart, Director Global Diversity at Daimler
Ginna Raahauge, SVP & CIO Riverbed
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WIE Around the World
Pronounced “WE”
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WIE Newsletter!
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Women in Photonics Reception
San Diego, California USA, October 2014
Thank you to the IEEE Photonics Society for their
support and commitment to WIE initiatives.
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MGA - Region Meetings Calendar
Dr. Karen Panetta, Editor, WIE Magazine
http://www.ieee.org/web/volunteers/mga/home/meeti
ngs_calendar.html
Keyana Tennant, Associate Editor, WIE Magazine, WIE
Newsletter
Scholarships, Internships, Grants & Awards
For Girls
Informative Publications History
Women in Engineering Statistics
Women in Science/Engineering Societies &
Groups
Mentoring & Educational Resources
National Engineers Week/EWeek Activities
Paulette January, Editor, WIE Newsletter
Stephanie White, Awards
2014 WIEC Liaisons
IEEE-USA – Kate McDevitt
MGA MRR- Pamela Jones
2014 WIE Regional Coordinators
Denise Griffin (Region 1)
More Interesting Links
Electronics & Electrical Engineering Laboratory
(NIST)
Science and Technology Resources
Engineer Your Life
Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
Katherine Duncan (Region 2)
Cathy Freeman (Region 3)
F; Ayhan Sakarya (Region 4)
Maura Schreier-Fleming (Region 5)
Shirin Tabatabai (Region 6)
Zahara Ahmadian (Region 7)
IEEE WIE Committee. The IEEE Women in
Engineering Committee (WIEC) consists of 10 voting
members appointed by the Board of Directors. The
WIEC is responsible for facilitating the development of
programs and activities that promote the entry into and
the retention of women in engineering programs,
enhance the career advancement of women in the
profession, and promote IEEE membership and
retention of IEEE women members.
WIE Committee Members - 2014
Nita Patel, Chair
Ramalatha Marimuthu, Past Chair (2011-2012)
Denise Griffin (2014)
Bozenna Pasik-Duncan (2014-2016)
Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier (2012-2014)
Deepa Shenoy
Nury Ramirez
Takako Hashimoto
Deborah Cooper (TAB) (2014)
Shalini Santhosh, Student Member (07/01/13- 06/30/14)
Joyce Mwangama (Region 8)
Elena Duran (Region 9)
Takako Hashimoto (Region 10)
2014 Society Coordinators
AEROSPACE & ELECTRONICS SYSTEM SOCIETY,
TBD
ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION SOCIETY, Parveen
Wahid
BIOMETRICS COUNCIL, TBD
BROADCAST TECHNOLOGY SOCIETY, TBD
CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS SOCIETY, Pamela Abshire
COMMUNICATIONS SOCIETY, Marie-Jose Montpetit
COMPONENTS, PACKAGAING, AND
MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY SOCIETY, TBD
COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE SOCIETY, Jennie
Si
COMPUTER SOCIETY, Jane Prey
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SOCIETY, TBD
CONTROL SYSTEMS SOCIETY, Linda Bushnell
COUNCIL ON ELECTRONIC DESIGN AUTOMATION,
Ayse Coskun
WIE Staff
Keyana Tennant, Program Manager – WIE
Paola Bringas, Administrative Assistant – WIE
WIE Project Champions – 2014
COUNCIL ON SUPERCONDUCTIVITY, Cathy Foley
DIELECTRICS AND ELECTRICAL INSULATION
SOCIETY, Azam Nekahi
EDUCATION SOCIETY, Lynne Slivovsky
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ELECTRON DEVICES SOCIETY, Thuy Dao
ENGINEERING IN MEDICAL AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY,
Lisa Lazareck
GEOSCIENCE SOCIETY, Gail S. Jackson
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS SOCIETY, Leila Parsa
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INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS SOCIETY, Janet Flores
INFORMATION THEORY SOCIETY, TBD
INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT SOCIETY,
Ferdinanda Ponci
INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
SOCIETY, Emily Sopensky
MAGNETICS SOCIETY, TBD
MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES SOCIETY,
Rashaunda Henderson and Sherry Hess
NANOTECHNOLOGY COUNCIL, Carmen Lilley
NUCLEAR AND PLASMA SCINCES SOCIETY, Allan
Johnston
OCEANIC ENGINEERING SOCIETY (OE), Marinna
Martini
PHOTONICS SOCIETY, Hatice Altug, Ph. D.
POWER ELECTRONICS SOCIETY, Maryam Saeedifard
POWER & ENGINEERING SOCIETY, Shay Bahramirad
Welcome to Nerd Girls
Reality Television!
PRODUCT SAFETY ENGINEERING SOCIETY, Silvia
Diaz Monnier
RELIABILITY SOCIETY, Marsha Abramo
ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION SOCIETY, Xiaorui Zhu
(2012-2014)
SENSORS COUNCIL, TBD
SIGNAL PROCESSING SOCIETY, Sally Wood
View more information on Engineer Girl or find
Women Engineer profiles.
SOCIAL on IMPLICATIONS of TECHNOLOGY (SSIT),
TBD
Turn imagination into reality with a future in engineering!
You'll have the power
to make a difference!
SOLID STATES CIRCUIT SOCIETY, Wanda Gass
SYSTEMS COUNCIL, Stephanie White
SYSTEMS, MAN AND CYBERNETICS SOCIETY
(SMCS), Maria Pia Fanti
TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL, Jennifer
Trelewicz
ULTRASONICS, FERROELECTRICS, AND
FREQUENCY CONTROL SOCIETY (UFFC), Lori Bridal
VEHICULAR
Cozzo
TECHNOLOGY
SOCIETY,
Carmella
By becoming an
engineer, you can help
solve problems that are
important to society. You
could be controlling and
preventing pollution,
developing new
medicines, creating
advanced technologies,
even exploring new
worlds.
You'll have money and job security! You'll be working with
other talented people! You'll have lots of options!
You'll get to do cool stuff!
Engineers will be involved in making all the wonders of
the future a reality. Interested? Visit the website below
for
Engineer Girl at: http://www.engineergirl.org/
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Learn More about the IEEE WIE STAR
Program!
The IEEE WIE channel is now
on IEEE TV.
IEEE WIE ASSISTANCE.
The IEEE GirlsGoEngineering.org Project
IEEE GirlsGoEngineering.org Project, a pre-university science, technology, and engineering education and career
preparation program of the IEEE, was founded in 2008 by IEEE Region 3 and the IEEE Richmond Section. IEEE
GirlsGoEngineering.org will provide girls, teens, educators, and adult leaders with programs, activities, material, and web
resources to:
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Develop in girls an appreciation for engineering principles.
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Enable girls to learn to enjoy engineering practices.
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Energize girls toward careers in engineering, mathematics, and the physical sciences.
Find out more at: http://girlsgoengineering.org/about/index.html.
WIE Magazine Received APEX Award 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine includes topics that show the cross-cutting and interdisciplinary nature of
engineering, containing articles that integrate engineering with current issues facing society such as Careers, Health Care,
Medicine, Law, Governance, as well as international women’s issues. For advertising, visit http://www.ieee.org/ieee-media
and scroll down to the WIE Cover.
Engineer Your Life “Dream big. Love what you do.”
Do you want to help give engineering a better image? Do you want to let people
know how exciting and rewarding an engineering career can be? Then change the
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way you talk about engineering!
Take the Engineer’s Pledge. For more information on the Engineer’s Pledge, please visit Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/TheEngineers- Pledge/139865679358530?ref=ts#!/pages/The-Engineers- Pledge/139865679358530?v=info&ref=ts.
Jack and the Beanstalk: A Mathematical Adventure App (Is LIVE on the App Store). “Jack and the
rd
Beanstalk: a Mathematical Adventure” is intended for students from kindergarten to 3 grade. Children can learn and practice
math as they join Jack on an epic adventure, which unfolds one step at a time. Mathematical activities unfold along the way
and are presented as an entertaining part of the story. The storybook app works on iPhone and iPad. By solving the math
problems, players help Jack overcome obstacles in his path. Each activity is appropriate for a youngster learning math, and
provides valuable practice with reading, counting money, telling time, and recognizing shapes. Even the educational
presentation itself is entertaining, filled with colorful graphics and illustrations.
Children can use the app on their own or in the classroom. It is available on the iTunes app store at:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jack-beanstalk-mathematical/id683786591?ls=1&mt=8 (iPhone Link);
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jack-beanstalk-mathematical/id682232291?ls=1&mt=8 (iPad Link).
Awards, Scholarships, Resources and Competitions
IEEE offers a variety of awards, competitions, contests, scholarships and fellowships. Many are offered to IEEE student members, such as
the Regional Student Paper Contests and the Student Enterprise Award. You will find contact information for each award listed when you
click on the link. Two Student Branch awards to get you more involved include the Darrel Chong Student Activity Award and the
IEEEXtreme 24 hour Programming Challenge.
TryEngineering.org
The IEEE and IBM have created a new Web site that combines information on engineering careers with
interactive activities. Intended for pre-university students, parents, teachers, school counselors, and the
general public, TryEngineering.org lets visitors explore how to prepare for an engineering career, ask
experts engineering-related questions, play interactive games, and more. Visit www.tryengineering.org
today!
Career and Employment Resources
The IEEE offers a range of opportunities for members and others interested in advancing their careers or finding employment. If you don't
find what you're looking for here at http://careers.ieee.org, be sure to visit the IEEE Education section or IEEE-USA for additional resources
to support your professional journey. IS YOUR SALARY ON TARGET? Check out the IEEE-USA Salary Service ... Click on this link to
take the IEEE-USA Salary Survey.
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IEEE memberNet - The IEEE Member Directory Online
IEEE memberNet is an online search and networking tool that allows members to connect
with technical and engineering experts worldwide. This tool can be utilized by members
seeking peers who share a common technical interest, membership, or affinity. Visit the
website at http://www.ieee.org/web/membership/memberNet.html. IEEE eLearning
Library (formerly Expert Now). To view all available tutorials in the IEEE eLearning
Library, please visit http://ieee-elearning.org/ and login with your IEEE Web Account.
WIE is now on Facebook! The WIE is on Facebook.
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IEEE Global History Network
IEEE Global History Network provides an opportunity for IEEE members to tell in their own words
stories of their involvement in technology at
http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Special:FirstHandHistories.
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