SWE (Society of Women Engineers) aims to attract more women towards engineering and science. It develops leadership skills and helps them in their professional development. One of their biggest conference that attracts women engineers all over the world is WE 14 (October 23-25, 2014). To be held in the beautiful city of Los Angeles, the conference will have an attendance of more than 7000 this year and will bring the latest in technology to the forefront. And most importantly, this time WE14 will be held in conjunction with INWES 16 (International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists) and will be a truly international experience.
The Society of Women Engineers has divided US into 10 different regions. I belong to Region C (also known as the Gulf Coast Region) which encompasses Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Each year 1 female undergraduate and graduate student are selected from each region to represent and compete at Poster Competition at the national convention. I feel glad that I got selected to represent my region at the conference. It is a wonderful opportunity to be speaking in front of a large audience and striving to make my region win and make my school proud.
I am extremely thankful to WE 14 sponsors who are funding me for the conference. I am overwhelmed by dedication and motivation of SWEGrad leadership at University of Houston who are starting a new program called SWEGrad this year. This program is to involve more graduate students in SWE and help them succeed professionally. I thank them for their amazing support and also for sponsoring me for the conference.
I just can’t wait for October to come!