IEEE Intersociety Thermal and Thermomechanical Conference

IEEE ITHERM CONFERENCE



Women & Diversity Achievers Panel


PANEL TOPIC: ENHANCING PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN AND UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITIES IN ENGINEERING


ITherm 2017 is pleased to announce that the Women and Diversity Chapter will host the inaugural panel on "Women and Diversity Achievers" at this year's conference. Through mentorship, networking and outreach, this newly created Chapter is also dedicated to encouraging women and underrepresented engineers and scientists with diverse backgrounds to follow their interests towards engineering careers in academia and industry. The Chapter welcomes participation from all ITherm members.

In the first half of the panel discussion, the panelists will introduce some of the challenges faced by women, minorities and underrepresented groups, and strategies to overcome these challenges, as well as share their own career strategies to professional development and success. This will be followed by an interactive Q&A with the audience. After the panel session, a social and networking reception will be held. All ITherm and ECTC attendees are invited to join in on this engaging discussion and the reception afterwards.



Chapter Chairwoman and Panel Moderator
Cristina Amon
University of Toronto


Panel Co-moderator
Samuel Graham
Georgia Tech

Panelists:



Dereje Agonafer
University of Texas


Lauren Boteler
Army Research Laboratory


Jessica Chi
EPRI


Alfonso Ortega
Villanova University


Natalie Rudolph
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Chapter Founding Committee:



Damena Agonafer
Washington University, Saint Louis


Banafsheh Barabadi
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Anahit Raygani
NM2 Inc.


Farah Singer
University of Maryland, College Park


Yoonjin Won
University of California, Irvine




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