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IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine

Issue 2 • Dec. 2016

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  • Front Cover

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of Contents

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  • Authentic Women [Letter from the Editor]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • Masthead

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 3
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  • 2016 WIE Committee Members

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 4
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  • GraFooSha: Connecting seniors through food sharing [Amperes: Current Affairs from Around the World]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):6 - 10
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    The idea of a home-cooked meal often conjures up images of time in the kitchen with family or friends and or a specific memory of a favorite recipe to prepare. These days, sharing a love of cooking has become even more pervasive, with opportunities offered up by social media, grocery shopping made easier thanks to food-delivery services, and recipe hunting now quickly accomplished with an online s... View full abstract»

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  • Technology Brings Change to Toxicity Testing: Animal rights are at the forefront [Amperes: Current Affairs from Around the World]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):10 - 16
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    Before any industrial chemical, pesticide, drug, vaccine, or medical device comes to market, regulatory agencies including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the European Chemical Agency, and Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency each measure the toxicity of a new product with their own battery of tests. Almost all of this testing begins with animals, often rats and mice, befor... View full abstract»

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  • Leaving Educating Women In Its WAKE: Amplifying the work of those leading global change [Amperes: Current Affairs from Around the World]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):17 - 20
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    When asked, many women credit a former teacher, mentor, relative, or friend with giving them the confidence to pursue a career in engineering despite a hesitation of some kind. Whether it be that the way forward would require being one of few females in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) classes, community pressure to take a different path with one?s career and family life, or other... View full abstract»

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  • Entrepreneur and WIE STAR [Women to Watch]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):21 - 24
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    Min Chen was four years old when her family left China for a new life in Panama. Although her father was a skilled electrical and electronics engineer, Chen recalls the jobs waiting for him in Panama as typical immigrant labor. His father used his skills wherever he could-remodeling buildings, assembling equipment for restaurants, or repairing machines for factories. Chen's mother, who had worked ... View full abstract»

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  • A Heroic Story: Tackling great challenges in the Middle East [Women to Watch]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):24 - 28
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    Noha Abdel-Karim is nothing short of an inspiration. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering in electric power and computer control from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology (AAST) in Egypt before traveling to the United States to pursue her Ph.D. degree and a career in engineering and public policy, focusing on the electric power grid and energy systems. View full abstract»

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  • Thinking Outside the Box: Students meet Google's Little Box Challenge [Women to Watch]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):29 - 34
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    Rachael Born and Xiaonan Zhao, two students from the Virginia Tech Future Energy Electronics Center (FEEC), know what it's like to be the only two women among all the other entrants waiting for the announcement of the winners of a US$1 million prize. The FEEC's eightperson team was a finalist in the Little Box Challenge, a worldwide Google- and IEEE-sponsored competition to reduce the size of inve... View full abstract»

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  • The UAE's First Female Nuclear Scientist: Al Hosani helps the country go nuclear

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):36 - 39
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    In 2011, Amani Al Hosani attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant, an ambitious endeavor set to be built by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the coast of the Arabian Gulf about 50 km west of Ruwais. "Nothing was there," she says. "Just a desert and a Gulf." View full abstract»

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  • Emulating Human Biology on a Chip: Karalis recreating the human body environment

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):40 - 43
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    When the human body senses injury or infection, its response is to inflame. This inflammation serves as a barrier, isolating the infected or injured area from the rest of the body. There are dozens of inflammatory disorders, though, that occur when the human body goes overboard in response to a trauma or when this inflammation occurs for no reason. Rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes are two example... View full abstract»

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  • Keeping Engineering In the Family: Ricalde and Kochmanová lead by example

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):44 - 47
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    Nikol Kochmanová was a young teen living in Canada when she accompanied her mother, engineer Lia Ricalde, to Peru for a few working vacations. Two trips in particular influenced not only Kochmanová's career decisions but also her outlook on females in the workplace. View full abstract»

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  • Striving Toward More Women at the Top [Career Advisor]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):48 - 50
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    Start-ups and large organizations typically have some pretty different needs from their leadership, but there is one thing they seem to have in common: both need more women at the top. How to achieve that is an issue that has been plaguing companies of all sizes for years, with many studies and articles published that mention contributing factors, such as the wage gap between men's and women's sal... View full abstract»

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  • Helpful Hints for Becoming an IEEE Fellow: Recognition for extraordinary contributions to society [Career Advisor]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):50 - 53
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  • Citizen Scientists: Bringing NASA to the school yard [Pipelining: Attractive Programs for Women]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):54 - 56
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    Where can teachers bring students for age-appropriate hands-on activities that will introduce them to the science that makes up our world? Since the launch of The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program 20 years ago, the answer, simply, is outside. View full abstract»

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  • Deriving Personal Development from Research Teamwork: The University of South Africa channels GirlPower [Pipelining: Attractive Programs for Women]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):56 - 58
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    There is international concern about the underrepresentation of women in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. A community outreach program, GirlPower, was initiated by the University of South Africa with the aim of increasing the cohort of girls who are ready and prepared to undertake higher education studies in science, engineering, and technology (SET). View full abstract»

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  • Encouraging Students to Pursue STEM: Sharma teaching kids problem-solving skills [WIE from Around the World]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):59 - 60
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    Dr. Jyoti Sharma, a wireless engineer who works for Nokia in the Research and Development Department and as an adjunct professor who has taught at Farleigh Dickenson University, in Teaneck, New Jersey and Drexel University in Philadelphia, is currently chair of the IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) North Jersey Section Affinity Group. Prior to earning her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from ... View full abstract»

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  • Tima's Time: Flexibility can comfort when life takes unexpected turns [WIE from Around the World]

    Publication Year: 2016, Page(s):60 - 62
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    Tima Shehadeh-Grant came from a background where she wasn't expected to finish high school. She ended up getting much further. Her parents only had expectations for her to read, write, and get married, not to go to college or earn a salary. Now a senior systems architect at Nokia in the optical networking group developing transmission systems and balancing many challenges, she is living proof that... 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