Trip To PN Model School

Maximizing the message: Inspire the next generation of engineers! – Trip to PN Model School, Karachi

IEEE Pakistan WIE Forum, realizing the importance of creating awareness regarding the field of engineering among the younger generations,, along with the very active Women In Engineering members of IEEE PNEC, arranged a trip to PN Model School Karachi aiming to hold an interactive session with the students of matriculation and above and brief them about the vast field of engineering, various engineering universities of Karachi and of course, about Women In Engineering. Our WIE Volunteers, along with other girls of PNEC, went to the school on 25 November 2011. We were accorded a very warm welcome by the administration and faculty. MS Zenab Ali, the IEEE PNEC WIE Chairperson began the proceedings with a presentation about the IEEE Women in Engineering, how women are making a difference in Pakistan, and in the world alongside men in the field of engineering and most importantly why is it essential for bright women to choose engineering and how those present at the session are living proof that women in engineering is not a myth originated during the ancient times.

This was followed by a brief intro of the life of female students at PNEC, NUST by Ms Kinza Shafique who told the attendees about the life of young women engineering students at PNEC, how their needs are catered to and how they excel in both studies and extra-curricular activities at a prestigious college like ours. We discussed the basic mindset of the girls in high-schools and that how they perceive the idea of getting a job and what they expect from the professional world. We tried our best to provide a fresh set of thoughts and give a new dimension to the ideas of the young women and eliminate the stereotypes regarding females in engineering among-st the future generation of professionals.

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