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Region 8 Award 2022 | Outstanding Women in Engineering Section Volunteer

Dr Nagham Saeed, a Senior Lecturer from University of West London, has been selected as winner of Region 8 Outstanding Women in Engineering Section Volunteer Award 2022 due to her outstanding contributions in IEEE Women in Engineering.

Nagham serves as the IEEE WIE UK&I Early Profession Lead and has been instrumental in developing the Ambassadors Scheme which launched in March 2021.  This initiative consist of two streams of online workshops – free to all; the annual ‘Challenges and Opportunities’ webinar and the bi-monthly ‘Early Career Talks’.

Nagham actively participates and supports WIE events, both technical and non-technical conferences and outreach activities.

Dr Saeed commented:

I am delighted to receive this award on behalf of the whole of IEEE WIE UK&I as recognition for all the hard work the team has put into encouraging greater diversity in engineering.

I would like to thank each one of my team members for the support they showed from the day we start working together. Special thanks should go to Prof. Izzet Kale and Dr. Annabel Latham for their continuous encouragement.

I hope this award will encourage others to volunteer their time and effort in support of WIE.

The Awards’ Ceremony was held at the 119th IEEE Region 8 Committee meeting in Cairo, Egypt on Saturday 15 October 2022.  Here she is seen receiving her award from IEEE President-Elect Prof Saifur Rahman and Prof Izzet Kale, Chair, UK and Ireland Section.