WIE Panel Session

Women in Engineering (WIE) Panel Session

Mon- 25 May-2015, 13:00 – 14:00 │ Duration: 1 Hour
Free of Charge & Door Gift to Attendees on First Come First Served Basis
Requires Advance Registration

This meeting is our annual Mixer, and is open to all attendees of the conference, who are interested in supporting and advancing women in the scientific and technical field. This year we would like to address an important challenge that many women in engineering fields face: the “impostor syndrome”.

In case you are unfamiliar with the Imposter Syndrome, it’s a term that refers to successful people that cannot internalize their accomplishments. It overwhelming affects successful women in science and technology fields, who feel like they don’t belong and that all their accomplishments are simply due to luck. Most of us have felt this way at some point or another, and while it rarely cripples us to the point of needing therapy, it probably holds us back a little.

A panel of accomplished scientists will talk about what makes/made them feel like an imposter and how they deal/dealt with it. We will have a moderator that will briefly introduce the subject matter, and set questions before opening the floor to questions from the audience.

We are looking forward to seeing you.

Panelists: Jacob Jones
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Director, Analytical Instrumentation Facility North Carolina State University, USA
Barbara Malic
Professor, Electronic Ceramics Department
Head, Electronic Ceramics Department, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Susan Trolier-McKinstry
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Director, W.M. Keck Smart Materials Integration Laboratory
Director, Nanofabrication Facility Penn State University, USA
Moderator: Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb
Associate Professor
G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA, 30332-0405
tel: 404-385-0667
fax: 404-894-8496
email: nazanin.bassirigharb@me.gatech.edu