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Event Report | Women in Engineering 2nd Career Development Workshop

IEEE Women in Engineering UK and Ireland successfully held the 2nd Career Development Workshop at the University of Nottingham, focusing on Career Path to NetZero. The workshop featured enlightening talks by leaders in power_electronics and nano_technology, instilling confidence in the pursuit of a sustainable future through the vital role of engineering.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Power Electronics, Machines and Control Research Group for hosting the event and for the generous sponsorship from ZF Group, IEEE Power Electronics Society, and the IEEE Nanotechnology Council. This event was organised by the IEEE Women in Engineering UK and Ireland and championed by our steering committee member Ying Li. We also want to express our profound appreciation to Pat Wheeler from the University of Nottingham for providing invaluable support and guidance throughout the workshop.

The event included inspirational talks by distinguished speakers including Susan Houghton from ZF group, Angeliki Loukatou from National Grid ESO, Liliana de Lillo from University of Nottingham, Cuifeng Ying from Nottingham Trent University, and Xu (Daisy) Deng from Newcastle University. Their stories and cutting-edge research left a lasting impact on all attendees.

A panel discussion focused on empowering women in engineering for a net-zero future, providing valuable insights and fostering meaningful discussions that significantly enriched the knowledge and perspectives of researchers and students.

The workshop also included a poster competition, with 14 accepted posters of excellent quality and only three could be selected for winning prizes. We applaud the winners TASNEEM YOUSIF from University of Nottingham, Zunaira Nadeem from Queen Mary School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, and Gaia Petrelli from University of Nottingham. Each of them will receive an award of £50 and a free IEEE PELS membership.

We are grateful to all the participants, speakers, sponsors, and the organising team for making this event a remarkable success. Together, we are advancing the cause of women in engineering and paving the way for a sustainable future.