WIE Breakfast at ECCE-NA 2017

Join Prof. Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb at the ECCE-NA WIE Breakfast

Wednesday, 4 October
8:00- 9:00 am
Room: 211

There is no cost to attend this breakfast, walk-ins are welcome, RSVP is encouraged: Sign Up Here

Pride, Prejudice and a Lacking of Sense and Sensibility: A Journey of a Woman in Engineering

Abstract: It is a truth universally acknowledged that a good woman in possession of a good resume must be in want of a leadership position. However, little known the feelings or views of such a woman may be on the her first entering the workplace, this truth is so well fixed in her mind that in her pride she might be oblivious to the existing prejudice, or lack of sense or sensibility in her future environment. While Jane Austen certainly did not write her masterpieces thinking about women in engineering, there is a great deal that has not changed about the perception of women in a technical environment with respect to the challenges that women faced over 200 years ago in “the polite society”. In this talk, Prof. Bassiri-Gharb will discuss some of these challenges she has faced through her career in both industry and academia, as well as offer personal and peer-reviewed advice on how to overcome them.

Nazanin Bassiri GharbBio: Prof. Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb is a Woodruff Faculty Fellow, Associate Professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, and the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech. She obtained her Ph.D. in Materials Science from the Pennsylvania State University in 2005 and her Laurea summa cum laude in Materials Engineering from University of Padua, Italy in 2001. Prior to joining Georgia Tech in 2007, she was a senior research engineer at the MEMS Research and Innovation Center (MRIC) of QUALCOMM MEMS Technology.

She is on the editorial board of Scientific Reports and IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control (UFFC). She is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, the IEEE UFFC-S Ferroelectrics Young Investigator Award, and the Society of Women Engineers’ General Motors Award. She is currently the President-Elect of IEEE UFFC-S, and a member of the Advisory Boards for Piezoresponse Force Microscopy & Nanoscale Phenomena in Polar Materials (PFM Workshops), and the International Symposium on Ferroic Domains (ISFD). She was the General Chair of the 2017 Joint IEEE ISAF-IWATMD-PFM.