The University of Tennessee, located in Knoxville, recently held WOMengineers Day at the Knoxville Convention Center on April 11th, 2015.
This mini-conference was a rare opportunity for both male and female University of Tennessee engineering candidates to attend a full scale professional conference focused on topics both will need in identifying, and ultimately establishing, a successful career. WOMengineers Day highlighted successful women in the industry and included speakers, discussion panels, and breakout sessions to provide each student with those professional and personal skills needed which can never be taught within even the best curriculums. Eric Zeanah, our president and board chair of The University of Tennessee College of Engineering, was a keynote speaker and one of the event’s main supporters. Check out the other speakers at http://womengineersday.com/.
Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, has aggressively pursued an initiative to increase the number of women in the field of engineering and computer science. The thought is to generate peer support for women who do choose this field, so that the chance of them sticking with it is greater. In response, Lean In Circles are popping up all over college campuses, and such Circles became the inspiration for UT’s WOMengineers Day. AAI played an integral role in the planning of this event and fully supports this cause, as our team consists of many female engineers.
Check out pictures of the event and links below for more information on the cause!