A variety of activities are planned at UConn in recognition of the national Discover Engineers Week (February 16-22, 2014), including an all-school Engineering Career Fair and “Celebration of Women in Engineering” activities to be held on Tuesday, February 18th. Several major events, which are open to everyone, are scheduled. These include:
Breakfast with Betty Shanahan
Keynote speaker: Betty Shanahan (Hon. D.Sc. ’12 UConn) is Executive Vice President, and former Executive Director and CEO, of the national Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Read about Betty’s career here. In her keynote, Betty will share her thoughts regarding the future of engineering and the role of women.
Women in Engineering Breakout Sessions
Engineering Women/Poster Session
“Women Engineering the Future” Panel Discussion
o Angela Cargill (MBA, B.S. Mechanical Engineering), Operations & Project Management Lead at Monsanto
o Noha El-Ghobashy (M.S. Mechanical Engineering), Managing Director, Engineering Workforce and Global Development at ASME and President of Engineering for Change, LLC
o Nadia Glucksberg (M.S. Environmental Science), Lead Hydrogeologist and Vice President at Haley & Aldrich, and Past President of Engineers Without Borders, Portland, ME Chapter
o Allison MacKay (Ph.D. Environmental Engineering), United Technologies Corporation Associate Professor in Engineering Innovation, Civil & Environmental Engineering at UConn
These events are made possible due to the generous support provided by the School of Engineering, Society of Women Engineers, Monsanto, Haley & Aldrich, Sharon Nunes and Noha El-Ghobashy. During these events, “Real Engineers Wear Pink” long-sleeved t-shirts will be available for individuals who wish to wear their engineering pride.
For additional details, please contact Heidi Douglas at firstname.lastname@example.org.