Discover WIE Episode 2
The second Episode of DISCOVER WIE –Membership Drive was conducted at the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore on May 19, 2011, a one hour session conducted by representatives of the Pakistan WIE Forum. The main purpose of the event was to create a better understanding among the female students of UET of the benefits of IEEE and WIE membership.
The speaker for the event was Ms. Rabia Khalid, Chairperson IEEE PNEC Student Branch and Executive Member of the Pakistan WIE Forum. She started off her presentation with the introduction to IEEE and enlightened the attendees for how IEEE can be of use for them at undergraduate level. She highlighted the differences between Google an IEEE and explained them how IEEE holds an upper hand over Google citing 60,000 patents where as Google having no consistent standards of technical excellence displays random info to its users. She also explained the networking of IEEE and how it can prove to you as a platform to realize your dreams and run towards your goals. She emphasized that we should focus on reasons why females in the field of engineering de-crease on every step. They lack mentorship, job op-opportunities, career guidance, contacts and relations and an easy approach to all of them is the network of WIE. WIE offers you online resources for women in computing, scholarships, internships, projects grants, informative publications and much more. She concluded the session by highlighting some examples and facts that showed how the net-work of WIE helps you add stars to your career and personality.