IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE)
WIE is one of the largest international professional organizations dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests to a career in engineering.
Learn more on the IEEE WIE website.
WIE Global Activities
WIE sponsors opportunities for leadership training and networking via its annual International Leadership Conference, Regional Leadership Summits, Regional and IEEE Society sponsored events, and an on-line Chat Series.
Learn more about WIE Activities.
NPSS WIE Travel Grants
The NPSS sponsors Leadership Development Travel Grants to provide leading-edge professional development for women who are in mid-level to senior phases of their careers. Information on the Grants an be found on the NPSS Awards page.
NPSS Sponsored WIE Events
The NPSS sponsors events at our NPSS conferences to enhance networking in our technical communities, to provide opportunities for career mentoring, and to promote work/life balance. Our 2016 WIE events included:
- 2016 International Conference on Plasma Science – Banff, Alberta, Canada
- June 20 – Organized by Manisha Gupta
- Evening reception with featured speakers: Christine Coverdale – Sandia National Laboratories; Mingsheng Wei – Senior Scientist, HED Physics Inertial Fusion Technology, General Atomics; and Manisha Gupta – Assistant Professor, University of Alberta
- 2016 Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference – Portland, Oregon, United States
- July 14 – Organized by Janet Barth
- Luncheon with featured speaker: Nita Patel, Past-chair of IEEE Women in Engineering and Chair of the WIE International Leadership Conference, Systems and Software Engineering Manager at L-3 Warrior Systems, Insight
- Presentation – “Pathways to Success: Inspiration to Close the Gender Gap“
- 2016 North American Particle Accelerator Conference – Chicago, Illinois, United States
- October 11 – Organize by Jacquelin LeBreck
- Evening reception with interactive discussion and resources for women in STEM careers
- Presentation – “Solving the Equation – Why So Few?”
- 2016 Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference – Strasbourg, France
- November 3 – Organized by Cinzia Da Via and Keum Sil Lee
- Luncheon with featured speakers, Maria Georgiou – Co-founder BET Solutions; Janet Barth – Emeritus Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Belle Derks – Professor, Utrecht University
- Presentation – “Finding My Voice: 4 Things I Learned to Say“
- Presentation – “The underrepresentation of women in engineering: Psychological barriers to success“