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Hi, I'm Jingyao Chen, the Women in Engineering representative of the IEEE Student Branch at the University of Southampton. I am here to represent women in the branch, and hope to do this through organising technical seminars by successful female engineers in academia and industry. I am interested in promoting Women in Engineering as I am always proud to be a female engineering student, and a future engineer. I hope to promote equality, and drive public awareness of the contribution of female engineers.
IEEE Student Branch Suppport
The Southampton University IEEE Student Branch is an IEEE Women in Engineering (WiE) affinity group.
The IEEE Student Branch at the University of Southampton endevours to promote women in engineering through both dedicated seminars, and aspects of our regular seminar series. Such events will be published here.
The Southampton University IEEE Student Branch has a dedicated Women in Engineering coordinator, who is responsible for promoting women in engineering, and organising assosiated events. If you have any concerns or queries, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
As stated on the IEEE Women in Engineering website, the organisation is dedicated to important issues for Women Engineers, including:
Recognizes women's outstanding achievements in electrical and electronics engineering through IEEE Awards nominations.
Organizes receptions at major technical conferences to enhance networking and to promote membership in WiE.
Advocates women in leadership roles in IEEE governance and career advancement for women in the profession.
Provides assistance with the formation of new WiE Affinity Groups and supports ongoing activities.
Promotes IEEE Member Grade advancement for women to the grades of Senior Member and Fellow.
Facilitates the development of programs and activities that promote the entry into and retention of women in engineering programs.
Administers the IEEE Student-Teacher and Research Engineer/Scientist (STAR) Program to mentor young women in junior and high schools.
The WiE Scopes of Interest are:
Scope 1: Facilitate the development of programs and activities that promote the entry into and retention of women in engineering programs.
Scope 2: Promote IEEE membership and retention of IEEE women members.
Scope 3: Enhance the career advancement of women in the profession.
Some of this text has been taken from http://www.ieee.org/women.