WOMEN IN ENGINEERING
The IEEE Student-Teacher and Research Engineer/Scientist (STAR) Program was developed to address the growing concern that, the young generation or youth especially, girls are discouraged from careers in mathematics, science, and engineering.
This educational outreach program promotes involvement of IEEE members with local junior and high schools in order to create a clear picture of what engineering careers means. Through a one-to-one interaction between WIE volunteers and a Student Team, the main aim of this program is to create a technical support network among the students for the future budding engineers which INDIA will produce.
The "WOMEN IN ENGINEERING" STAR PROGRAM was organized in a successful manner on 23rd of August, 2012. It was the first session of the STAR program, in which a presentation was given to create awareness among the students of 8th to 12th standard students Shravanthi Public School, Gannavaram. We had a splendid response for this event.
Event date: 23rd August, 2012
Place: Shravanthi Public School, Gannavaram.
No.of sessions conducted: 1 (14: 30 hrs. ? 17:00 hrs.)
No. of students attended: 102
- S Divya
- M Sridevi
- Y Sindhu Chowdary
- M Sindhu Reddy
Faculty Coordinator: SVNL Lalitha
Firstly, Y.Sindhu Chowdary WIE Representative, KL, had started the session by telling the importance of selecting a course after 12th standard and later explained the students about different disciplines in the field of Engineering and Medicine, and also about other fields and opportunities of study in today's technocrat world.
This was continued by M Sridevi, WIE Member of K L Deemed to be University. She enlightened the students about how to improve their communication skills, aspects of body language behavioral skills. Students were given tips about how to manage stress, and how to set a specific goal to achieve something what they desire of.
It was followed by S Divya WIE Coordinator KL, who discussed about what IEEE is, what WIE is and the goals of WIE Affinity Group. She also taught the students about Power consumption, conservation of electricity and renewable resources of energy like solar. This was followed by a brief view on civil services and bank in which many students were interested.
Later it was continued and concluded by M Sindhu Reddy of giving a live example by narrating a story of Mr. Mohan Singh Oberoi, the owner and director of Oberoi Hotels. The story inspired the children and initiated them to think on how to work hard for their success.
At the end, one could see the thrill and satisfaction of students who were happy to clear their doubts. They expressed their ambitions and promised to work hard to fulfill their dreams.