IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine

Issue 1 • June 2018

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  • Front Cover

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  • Table of Contents

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  • Momentum Demands Movement [Letters from the Editor]

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  • Masthead

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  • 2018 IEEE WIE Committee Members

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  • Product Development as a Model for Career Development: Tgavalekos Serves as a "Rising Star" [Women to Watch]

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):6 - 8
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    Nora Tgavalekos is chief software engineer for Corporate Engineering at Raytheon Company, a leader in defense, civil government, and cybersecurity solutions. Referred to as a "rising star," Nora was named to this position in 2016 after several years working in different capacities on the Sea-Based Radar (XBR) program. She has been a flight test director, a design and analysis lead, and a deputy in... View full abstract»

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  • From Sewing to Bridges: Jackson Turns Her Hobby into an Award-Winning Engineering Pursuit [Women to Watch]

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):10 - 11
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    Holly Jackson won second place in the IEEE Presidents' Scholarship in 2017 for her algorithm that performs a "virtual reading" of unopened historic European letters from the 17th century. She took computed tomography scans of unopened letters and worked for a total of eight months on a team during tenthand 11th-grade summer internships at the Massachusetts Insitute of Technology (MIT) to come up w... View full abstract»

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  • Finding Fairygodboss: Helping Women Navigate the Job Market

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):12 - 15
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    If you are reading this magazine, then you already recognize the importance of belonging to networks such as IEEE Women in Engineering. But cultivating those networks may play an even more vital role than you realize. Georgene Huang and Romy Newman, founders of Fairygodboss, have conducted surveys and found that women both look for different things in their job search and conduct their hunt in dif... View full abstract»

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  • The Launch of Four94: Cultivating Female Entrepreneurs

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):16 - 19
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    A networking community whose main mission is to make itself obsolete may seem like some kind of oxymoron, but that's exactly what Four94 hopes to accomplish. The name Four94 comes from an unfortunate statistic-that only 4.94% of 2016's venture capital investments were made in women-led companies, according to the group's website-and this is the very figure the community is set up to challenge. View full abstract»

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  • An EPICS Adventure: Bringing Telephone and Internet Service to the Amazon

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):20 - 22
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    For Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) in IEEE Project Leader Brenda Vilas Boas, a project bringing telephony and Internet service to the Amazon rainforest is having a two-way impact: not only will the communities there have better communication with each other, but the rest of the world will be able to learn more about their culture too. "Outside of their municipality, nobody reall... View full abstract»

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  • Positivity Pays: Michelle Gielan on Happiness

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):23 - 26
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    Sick of negative news? Ex-broadcaster Michelle Gielan was too, enough to leave her career and do something positive for the world. Jaded by the negative stories that left people feeling down, Gielan instead wanted to understand how to talk about negative events in a way that left people feeling empowered and ready to take action. View full abstract»

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  • A Virtual Teacher: A Boon to Learners: Examining Online-Learning Platforms [Career Advisor]

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    Living in this era as a technocrat and serving in the field of technology is a big challenge. Every day you have to pace with change-change in technology, market demand, and serving platforms. Innovations using various technologies are faster than we can contemplate. In this situation, learning and adopting new-fangled technologies is more important than ever. View full abstract»

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  • From Passion to Patent: Raytheon Track-and-Field Coach Inspires STEM in Sports [Pipelining: Attractive Programs for Women]

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s): 28
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    J.R. Richardson was a track-and-field high jumper in high school. But he didn't excel at the field event until he received his engineering degree in college and learned the physics behind how to get over the high-jump bar. Years later, he took the engineering skills he learned in college and decided to give back to his community by coaching track and field at a local high school. View full abstract»

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  • Pham Huy's Prosthetic Robot: Created to Serve a High School Student's Local Community [WIE from Around the World]

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):29 - 30
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    Pham Huy was the 2017 IEEE Presidents' Scholarship third-place winner for his prosthetic arm that can be controlled by a transmitter in a patient's leg. He's currently in his senior year at Quang Tri High School in Vietnam. View full abstract»

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  • Hot Turkey: Sarma Is Influencing the Next Generation of Women Engineers [WIE from Around the World]

    Publication Year: 2018, Page(s):30 - 32
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    Dr. Nur Sarma is an electrical and electronics engineer who recently started teaching at D?zce University in Turkey after completing her Ph.D. degree at The University of Manchester in the United Kingdom and her master's degree in power systems at Sakarya University in Turkey. As a research associate and soon-to-be assistant professor, Sarma is the only female academic in the Department of Electri... View full abstract»

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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