IEEE ISAF/ECAPD/PFM 2016 Women in Engineering event

January 18, 2017 | Contributed By - Barbara Kaeswurm, UFFC-S ISAF WIE
News from Barbara Kaeswurm, UFFC-S ISAF WIE

News from Barbara Kaeswurm, UFFC-S ISAF WIE

An IEEE Women in Engineering event was held on Tuesday August 23rd as part of the IEEE ISAF/ECAPD/PCM 2016 conference in Darmstadt, Germany. The WIE event was organized locally by Barbara Kaeswurm and Gisela Volzke. It attracted an audience of approximately 50 attendees, and featured a panel discussion led by Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb. Panel members included the conference plenary speakers Elizabeth Dickey, Beatriz Noheda, Jing-Feng Li, and Susan Trolier-McKinstry. The discussion focused on the difficulties that are commonly met by researchers in the early stage of their careers as they transition to become independent scientists. The event started with the panel speakers giving advice for young researchers based on their personal experience. Then the panel shared anecdotes from their early careers This was followed by a question and answer session which gave members of the audience the opportunity to discuss their experiences with the panel. The event provided a lively group discussion between the early-career and experienced researchers.

Last updated On: May 9, 2018