Women in Engineering

Chapter Officers

Chair: Forough Ghahramani

gforough @ gmail.com

Co-Chair: Position Not Filled

Upcoming Meetings: please see the home page for the calendar

Past meetings:

March 12, 2021 – a virtual event “Women in Data Science”.  Please see the website:


for more information and to register.

April 28, 2018 – Great News, our WIE Chair Forough Ghahramani was invited to China with the following invitation.  Below this are photos from Forough’s trip:

Forough Ghahramani, an invited speaker at the First Future Engineering and Global Women’s Leadership Summit in Changsha, China on “Critical Success Factors for Building Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems”.  Forough was part of the delegation for Society of Women Engineers (SWE) commemorating a ground breaking partnership between the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and SWE at Central South University (CSU). More information: http://iecd.csu.edu.cn/symposium/schedule_en.htm
In addition to showcasing the innovative work and research of women leaders in the global engineering and technology community, other highlights of the conference included a visit to China’s first innovation and entrepreneurship center, high speed train research lab, the largest manufacturer of construction machinery, and an incubator.
Forough was inducted as a mentor to the CSU Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
The partnership between SWE and CAE will not only make a positive and tangible impact on the engineering profession within China and the United States but also on a global scale. The symposium provided a forum for productive and collaborative dialogue over the next few years to further the advancement of women in engineering and technology.

Invitation to Forough: On behalf of Peter Finn, Deputy Executive Director of Society of Women Engineers (SWE), I am pleased to invite you to participate in Global Engineering and Women’s Leadership Symposium in China. In April (22nd-25th) we are planning an event at Central South University (CSU) in Changsha, China through a partnership with the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE). I was wondering if you might be interested in participating.

Description: The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is pleased to announce a partnership with the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) to host a Global Engineering and Women’s Leadership Symposium in April 2018. Through this partnership, we will host a symposium to convene, support, and highlight the dynamic work of women leaders in engineering and technology from China and the United States.

The symposium will run from April 22–25 in Changsha, China. The working agenda is attached for your reference. The high-level objectives of the symposium event will:

  • Provide a forum for a cross-cultural exchange of insights and ideas on cultivating greater participation of women in engineering and technology disciplines
  • Forge a path forward to develop future joint programs
  • Showcase the innovative work and research of women leaders in the global engineering and technology community

The symposium will welcome and host a total of 40 to 50 women composed of a SWE delegation of 15 to 20 women in academia and industry along with 20 to 25 women representing CAE.

The profile of attendees at the symposium are:

  • An experienced engineering and/or technology executive from industry
  • Noted subject matter expert and/or senior leader from academia in engineering and technology

Photos above – Chair Forough at the Global Engineering and Women’s Leadership Symposium in April 2018

Message From the Past Chair

I am pleased to announce the formation of our Princeton/Central Jersey WIE affinity group. PCJS WIE officers are committed to promote women engineers and scientists by working with professional communities to develop programs and activities to enhance networking, facilitate professional advancement and recognition of women’s outstanding achievements in engineering and scientific fields, and mentor young women in school age. I look forward to working with you to grow our community. Please feel free to contact the chairs with input and suggestions.

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