Resilient Women in Engineering

IEEE NSW Education Chapter has organised an event on Women in Engineering Education. This event will focus on the impact of Covid-19 on learning, teaching and research activities of Women Engineers.

Title: Resilient Women in Engineering

Date: 14 October 2021

Time: 4-5:30 pm (AEST)

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DR. KRISTEN SPLINTER: Kristen has completed a PhD in Geological Oceanography with specialisation in Sediment Transport. She has a graduate certificate in Marine Resource Management, as well as a Master of Science in Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degree, with first class honours In Civil Environmental Engineering. Kristen has over 20 years of applied and fundamental research experience in the fields of coastal processes and hazards, engineered wetland design, and coastal structures.

WARUNIKA HIPPOLA: Warunika is a Research Assistant at Sri Lanka Technological campus and reading for her Masters Degree in Machine Learning and Embedded Systems at University of Peradeniya. Being the Student Representative of IEEE Region 10, Warunika is representing the IEEE Region 10 Executive Committee for the year 2021-2022 as well as serving as the Treasurer of IEEE Young Professionals Sri Lanka and the Student Activities Chair of IEEE Women in Engineering Sri Lanka.

SANCHEETA PUGALIA: Sancheeta is a postgraduate student who is presently pursuing her Ph.D. in entrepreneurship at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). She completed her Master of Science (by research) from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras India in 2016 during which she received MHRD, DAAD, and JASSO scholarships. She is currently a Women in Engineering and IT (WEIT) ambassador at UTS.

THARUSHI NATHASHA: Nathasha is a postgraduate student who is currently pursuing her Master’s of Engineering in Electronic Engineering at Macquarie University. Nathasha currently volunteers with the IEEE New South Wales Section as a part of the IEEE Education Chapter as Chair of Women in Engineering Education (WiEE). Prior to her migration, amongst the many initiatives that she volunteered for in Sri Lanka, she was the Sri Lanka Section Student Representative in 2019-2020 and the secretary of IEEE Innovation Nation 2018 during its pilot initiation as a global project in Sri Lanka.