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IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine

Issue 1 • Date June 2009

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  • Front cover - IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

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  • Degrees of Success [Letter from the Editor]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • Where the heart is [Women to Watch]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):4 - 7
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    Features profiles of three women in engineering: Karen Christman, Paulette January and Catherine Klapperich. View full abstract»

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  • Brains and barracudas [The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: Engineering FACTS]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):8 - 12
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    (1) Two Degrees of Separation from Einstein - I'm always telling my students the benefits of being an IEEE Member and an IEEE volunteer. I tell them about the networking opportunities to meet the leaders in our field and perhaps to work and learn from the greatest minds in the world. We always think that these opportunities will present themselves at conferences and lectures. I learned first hand ... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Xtreme Programming Competition 3.0

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 13
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  • Giving babies a better chance

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):14 - 15
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    Each year, more than one-half million premature babies are born in the United States, meaning they come into the world after less than 37 full weeks in the womb. They are tiny and fragile and often have underdeveloped lungs and weak immune systems. They can have problems digesting food and gaining weight, and many develop necrosis or sepsis, a type of blood poisoning. When these babies are born in... View full abstract»

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  • The electrode to recovery

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):16 - 17
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    Parkinson's disease starts when the nerve cells in the part of the brain called the "substantia nigra" begin to degenerate. These are the cells that produce dopamine, a neurotransmitter that coordinates movement and muscle control, and if there's not enough of it, tremors begin and stiffness of the body occurs. As the disease progresses, walking and talking become difficult. Often, depression sets... View full abstract»

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  • Seeing the forrest for the trees

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):18 - 19
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    If all went according to plan, Michel'le Forrest would be a pre-med student right now. She intended to become a doctor because that was the best way she could think of to help people, and helping people was what she wanted to do. This was still her plan in 2006 when, during her sophomore year of high school, she went to an IEEE conference in Paris with her sister, Keyana Tennant, the program manag... View full abstract»

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  • Changing the world, one robot at a time

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):20 - 22
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    Whoever thought that one day there would be a robot to help children with physical disabilities? Corrina Lathan developed a robot that motivates children with physical disabilities. CosmoBot is teaching children with speech, language, and other developmental disabilities how to express themselves. Built to withstand active play, CosmoBot looks like a spunky sidekick from a science fiction movie, w... View full abstract»

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  • Country girl makes good

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):23 - 25
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    IEEE Fellow Pau-Choo (Julia) Chung may have grown up in a rural area of Taiwan, without even enough money for a new pair of shoes and a slim chance for an education, but her soul was certainly filled with motivation, pride, and love---motivation to succeed, pride in her upbringing, and love for her family. Those qualities have led her to a successful career including her current position as the di... View full abstract»

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  • Listen to dreams [Career Advisor: Experiences from the Real World]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):26 - 29
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    (1) Listen, Learn, and Laugh: How to succeed as a woman engineer. (2) Two Roads Diverged in a Wood: Pappas twins travel diverse engineering paths. (3) Dream Beyond Dreams: Look forward with confidence. View full abstract»

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  • S-PACing a punch [Pipelining: Attractive Programs for Women]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):30 - 31, 40
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    With the economy dipping to the worst lows in almost a century and unemployment on the rise, opportunities to find new jobs have been sparse. For college students just entering the workforce, the lack of real-world experience can make the prospect of job hunting exponentially scarier, to say the least. Luckily for engineering students, there is some hope in the form of Student Professional Awarene... View full abstract»

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  • Personal and professional enrichment [WIE from Around the World]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):32 - 40
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    Profiles of eleven women in engineering: (1) Karen Gourgey - Touch of genius, (2) Suja Ramnath - Strategic direction, (3) Laura Bottomley - Bottom's up, (4) Nani Mohammed Yousif Butti - Making it work, (5) Susad Sultan Al-Shamsi - A unique position, (6) Liang Downey - Active engagement, (7) Dalia Hassan - Rare air, (8) May Alhaji - Passion, preserverence, patience, (9) Bashayer Al Awwad - Manageme... View full abstract»

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Aims & Scope

IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine is the first magazine to focus on issues facing women who study or work in IEEE’s fields of interest.

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Editor-in-Chief
Karen Panetta
Tufts University