Women in Science and Engineering: A Tale of Two Countries – 18 January @ 6PM

IEEE CENTRAL COAST FREE EVENT – 18 January @ 6PM @ RUSTY’S PIZZA – Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Behrooz Parhami Professor PRESENTS  Women in Science and Engineering: A Tale of Two Countries”

Location – Rusty’s Pizza, 5934 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117

6:00 PM – Complimentary Pizza, Salad, Beverage­

6:25 PM – Central Coast Status

6:30 PM – Dr. Parhami Presents

Please join us for the 18 January 2023 IEEE Central Coast Event. Professor Behrooz Parhami, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, will honor us with his very timely lecture “Women in Science and Engineering: A Tale of Two Countries”.                                 

Link to Register yourself and guests: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/event/register/342420

Women in Science and Engineering: A Tale of Two Countries

Abstract: Despite poor retention and advancement prospects, as well as female-unfriendly workplaces and corporate policies, women continue to flock to and excel in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields. In this talk, using data and narratives from the United States and Iran as examples, I identify roadblocks to the engagement of women in STEM careers. Using the two countries with which I am most familiar as examples is instructive, because this side-by-side comparison shows that undesirable outcomes in the domain of women in STEM fields can and do occur for vastly different reasons, which I discuss.

Dr. Behrooz Parhami

Speaker’s bio: Behrooz Parhami (PhD, UCLA 1973) is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and former Associate Dean for Academic Personnel, College of Engineering, at University of California, Santa Barbara, where he teaches and does research in computer arithmetic, parallel processing, and dependable computing. A Life Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of IET and British Computer Society, and recipient of several other awards (including a ­most-cited paper award from J. Parallel & Distributed Computing), he has written six textbooks and more than 300 peer-reviewed technical papers. Professionally, he is an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor, serves on journal editorial boards and conference program committees, is passionate about puzzles, outreach efforts, & gender equity, and is active in technical consulting.