On Wednesday, September 3rd, Women in EECS was delighted to hold the student-faculty luncheon, our first of several professional events this semester. The purpose of this event is to allow students to chat one-on-one with female faculty from the College of Engineering and Computer Science about their experience being a female in computing/engineering academia.
We were honored to have faculty guests Parveen Wahid, Nazanin Rahnavard, and Gita Sukthankar. Neela Balkaran, our Professional Development Event Director, hosted the event and kicked off the discussion by asking each faculty member to explain what attracted them to working in academia. After that the floor was open for all students to ask questions.
It was a valuable experience for all who attended. We were especially happy to hear the faculty members express the importance of participating in communities such as Women in EECS as a way to support and encourage women in the field of computing.
We hope to see you at the next professional event: Resume Workshop with Mock Interviews on Thursday, October 2nd from 4pm-5pm! Keep checking our Events page for details.
-Women in EECS