WIE (Women In Engineering) is a committee that envisages the unity and equality of women and men in the fields of science, industry, technology and social careers and carries very special messages. At the same time, researching the contribution of men and women working together to productivity is one of our tasks. All the activities we have done during the year are based on the equality of women and men in the sector.
It is the biggest event under the WIE (Women in Engineering) committee. We held the seventh of our traditional event last year on 9 March 2021. We were here with an event where we aimed to emphasize the equality of women and men in engineering, talked about how the leading companies in the sector support gender equality in engineering, and discussed the place of women and men in business life and the efficiency of working together with the theme of ‘’The Occupations Have No Gender’’ with our valuable speakers who are experts in their fields. This year, we will be here in March with the eighth of our event, where we host companies that have woman managers and are women employee-friendly and care about gender equality in the sector, where we emphasize the need for women and men to work together and where we draw attention to the importance of women’s presence in the sector and in the management field.
We, as the WIE (Women in Engineering) committee, come together with the valuable managers of the companies that support the equality of women and men during the period and have a pleasant chat like a tea chat. In our conversations, we talk about how men and women work together, the contribution of this work to productivity, being a woman in business life, and the disadvantages and advantages they gain while working. Last year, because of the pandemic, we had these conversations on our club’s YouTube channel as ‘The Inspiring Women’ tea talk series. This year we will continue to have these conversations depending on the pandemic either online or face to face, with valuable guests.
As the WIE (Women in Engineering) committee , we advocate that women can also be engineers, and there should be no gender discrimination in engineering . We are launching a technical project during the period in order to show this idea concretely . We exhibit our technical project in our foyer area in our Heel Sounds in Engineering event. Our project that we realized in the 2018-2019 period was the Line Follower Robot project. Our technical projects this year were our Pulse Meter project and our Air Purifying Gel project.
As IEEE Istanbul University - Cerrahpasa Student Branch, together with our Women in Engineering committee and Educational Activities representative, we carried out the Online Star Project, where we "explain engineering to high school students" during the semester. In our project we carried out with the students of Sakıp Sabancı Anatolian High School, we introduced machinery, computers, electrical electronics, chemistry and industrial engineering and shed light on our students. We encouraged them to be the strongest engineer candidates of the future. With our project, we will continue to reach new schools and talk about engineering with valuable students.