IEEE WIE Exchange Newsletter
March  2017

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” —Mother Teresa
A MESSAGE FROM BOZENNA PASIK-DUNCAN IEEE WIE CHAIR 2017
 
It is my great pleasure and honor to write my first IEEE WIE Chair’s message. 

I am thrilled to serve as the 2017 Global Chair of the IEEE Women in Engineering Committee.
I have been involved in this committee for more than 10 years, initially as the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) liaison and for the last two years as a voting member.  


Meet IEEE WIE 2017 Volunteer Leadership
SEE WHAT OUR AFFINITY GROUPS ARE UP TO!
"Being a member of IEEE WIE gives me confidence and power to lead. I’ve learned that confidence is contagious as well as how to be leader"

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View activity reports from IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity groups . Read more



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Share a cover photo and a short description of your affinity group and answer the question "How Has IEEE Women in Engineering made an impact in your life/career? You may be selected and featured in the next issue of the newsletter. 

58 MORE DAYS UNTIL IEEE WOMEN IN ENGINEERING 
INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE 22-23 MAY 2017
 
2017 Program Announced  View the program here.

Invite-Only Workshops: Nominate by 31 March 

Workshops have been added as a new feature to IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference 2017! Workshops are by invitation only. This allows the sessions to be more focused; thereby, enabling better networking and common connections. Nominate yourself, a mentor or a colleague to receive an invitation today!  Submit your nomination here.

Join Us 29 March 2017 1-2 pm for a virtual chat to discuss.

Featuring Guest Speakers:
- Terri Mead | President of Solutions2Projects, LLC
- Julie Gordon White | CEO, the WELL for Women Entrepreneurs
- Jennifer Tacheff | VP of Partnerships & Growth, Women Who Code

Register herebit.ly/2njqm3q


DISCOVER WIE IN IEEE 
 
The WIE in IEEE initiative focuses on bringing together and highlighting all women in tech activities across IEEE. This central repository will live on the
WIE in IEEE page on the WIE website.

Do you have an upcoming event or activity? Let us help you promote your event or activity across IEEE. 
Learn more 


HIGHLIGHTS FROM "INTRODUCE A GIRL to PHOTONICS” WEEK 2016
 
When shown what engineers can do, 76% of girls get interested in engineering. To inspire more young girls this year during the International Year of Light held 2-9 October 2016, the IEEE Photonics Society held an International “Introduce a Girl to Photonics” Week to support our Women in Photonics initiative and IEEE Day 2016. 

In total, this outreach campaign and the IEEE Photonics Conference 2016 contributed 110+ events to the global campaign. Read more

SHERYL  SANDBERG'S LEAN IN SEMINAR: MY EXPERIENCE
This past academic year (2015-2016) I had the privilege of serving as a board member on my Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) department student organization, Systers: Women in EECS at the University of Tennessee. 

As an organization we requested and got approval from our department head to have a one-hour credit seminar class, which met weekly this past spring semester for a book study on Sheryl Sandberg’s  Lean In: For Graduates. I had the amazing opportunity to lead the class and the enrolled participants took weekly quizzes on book chapters, engaged on an online forum and presented a final project that highlighted personal takeaways or gains as result of the course. Read more

REGISTRATION
Registration Now Open for the inaugural IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit & IEEE Honors Ceremony Gala

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IEEE OCEANIC ENGINEERING SOCIETY TRAVEL GRANT 2017

The IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society and IEEE Women in Engineering are sponsoring two (2) registration and travel expenses for:

19-22 June, 2017

OCEANS'17 MTS/IEEE Aberdee Aberdeen, Scotland
http://www.oceans17mtsieeeaberdeen.org/

18-21 September, 2017
OCEANS'17 MTS/IEEE Anchorage
Anchorage, Alaska
http://www.oceans17mtsieeeanchorage.org/

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
Do you want to raise the awareness and understanding of technology and its impact on society to middle and high school students from around the world?  
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CALL FOR ARTICLES
IEEE Women in Engineering is seeking your contributions to the WIEexchange bi-monthly newsletter.

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