Strategic & Operation Highlights
By the grace of Almighty Allah, Students from IEEE Women in Engineering in collaboration with Microsoft Student partners, CIIT Abbottabad successfully conducted STAR and Hour of Code at Modern School Systems on Monday Dec 7th, 2015 from 10 am to1 pm.
The IEEE Student-Teacher and Research Engineer/Scientist (STAR) Program is meant to address the growing concern that, at a young age, girls are discouraged from careers in mathematics, science and engineering.
This educational outreach program promotes involvement of IEEE members with local junior high and high schools in order to create a positive image of engineering careers.
Through a one-to-one interaction between society volunteers and a Student-Teacher Team, WIE STAR aimed to create a technical support network for teachers and a mentoring program for students. The activity was very much productive and more than 150 female students of K-12 showed great interest in the field of Engineering and Computer Sciences. In addition to encouraging students to pursue engineering, WIE aimed to convey the message that math and science are fun, engineering has career options that benefit humanity, and is gender neutral.
The Microsoft Student Partners Team also engaged more than 100 students from 4th to 6th grade and provided them with Small game development and other productive activities and made it fun by developing simple apps using drag and drop tools and other coding activities. Students showed great interest and actively participated in these activities.
For pictures of the event please visit this link.
We look forward for the next activity to continue with legacy and success like always and look forward to collaborate with other Educational Institutes in the region and industry to work together and make this program a great success.
Engr. Muhammad Waqas Zeb (Lecturer-EE)
Ms. Sadia Munir (Asst. R(G))
Ms. Zainab Fazal (Lab-Engr. ERC)
Ms. Rabya Bahadur (AP-EE)
IEEE-WIE Student Participants:
Maria Khalid Mir
Asifa Khan Swati
Fiza Haq Nawaz