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Women in Engineering UK & Ireland Ambassadors Network | 2024 Early Career Talks – Call for Participation

IEEE WIE UK & Ireland’s goal is to facilitate the recruitment and retention of women in technical disciplines globally. We envisage a vibrant community of IEEE women and men collectively using their diverse talents to innovate for the benefit of humanity.

IEEE WIE UK & Ireland’s Ambassadors Network is calling on women in engineering to participate in a technical, inspirational, and empowering session “Early Career Talks”. Previous ECT events have proved very successful and have attracted attention from both academia and industry. They have presented state-of-the-art research and technology in engineering and computing as well as establishing networking and collaboration between academia, industry, and Government to foster economic and social development.

What are the themes?

The online sessions will take place in March and June 2024 respectively and consist of two themes:

Theme 1: Unlocking the Potential of Offshore Renewable Energy: Innovations, Challenges, and Environmental Sustainability

Exploring the dynamic landscape of offshore renewable energy and covering advancements, challenges, and innovations in harnessing sustainable energy from offshore sources. Submissions may address topics such as wind, solar, wave, and tidal energy, along with associated technologies, environmental impact assessments, and offshore infrastructure developments.

Theme 2: Revolutionising Robotics: Harnessing the Power of 5G and Emerging Technologies for Next-Generation Applications

Delving into the cutting-edge intersection of robotics and 5G technology and showcasing research and developments that leverage high-speed connectivity to propel robotics into new realms. Submissions may span a variety of applications, including industrial automation, healthcare robotics, autonomous vehicles, and the integration of emerging technologies beyond 5G, providing insights into the future of robotic systems.

Who should apply

This programme supports engineers from academia or industry who have been in an industry/postgraduate position for less than 10 years. ECT welcomes speakers/presenters from any part of the world who are:

  • PhD students close to graduation and have published papers in respectful conferences/journals.
  • Engineers who have participated in innovative projects.

How to apply

Please email the documents below to Dr Yao Zhang (cc Dr Nagham Saeed) by 5th February 2024:

  • Your headshot photo saved as an image.
  • A single Microsoft Word document containing  the following information:
    • Area of career (academia/industry)
    • Talk title and your chosen theme
    • What the talk will be about (100 words)
    • Research interests or work field (max. 3 words) eg robotics or energy harvesting systems
    • Work or university logo
    • Speaker bio (including links and web pages)
    • Email and mobile number to contact in an emergency

The recommended email title is: “Early Career Talks-Opportunity to Participate-Your name”.