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Every Day Engineers Celebrate Women in Engineering (WIE) Lunch and Learn Virtual

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Every Day Engineers discuss their engineering roles, achievements, and how engineering has changed your own perspective on life. Additional discussions will identify obstacles that must be overcome for more women and minorities to enter the field along with real-world ways to reduce external barriers.
Panel members:
(https://www.linkedin.com/in/abraxas3d/) CEO Open Research & San Diego IEEE Section Chair
(https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenz-mcmanus-21345164/), a Senior. Electrical Engineer at Tandem Diabetes Care
(https://www.linkedin.com/in/nehagoel23/), a Senior. AI Innovation Engineer at Microsoft
(https://www.linkedin.com/in/slitvin/), is the CEO of LEHI Partners and Educator in the local San Diego area.
(https://www.linkedin.com/in/abraxas3d/), completed an MSEE from USC in Information Theory while working at Qualcomm Incorporated. Her interest in microwave circuit design was sparked by the wide variety of practical circuit designs in amateur radio. Michelle has a long volunteer career at IEEE ranging from Student Branch Officer to San Diego Section Chair. She founded the San Diego Chapter of the Information Theory Society in 2020 and the Open Source Digital Radio local group in 2023. Her IEEE work focuses on industry involvement and citizen science. She was a Distinguished Visitor for IEEE 2019-2021 and received the Don Hilliard award in 2018. Michelle is founder and CEO of Open Research Institute, a non-profit R&D firm that publishes Open Source work to the general public. She is responsible for major regulatory reform in the amateur satellite service. She represents ORI on the FCC Technological Advisory Council, is a Technical Specialist and Technical Advisor for ARRL, and she also serves as the Vice President of an independent telephone company in rural Mississippi.
(https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenz-mcmanus-21345164/)is a Senior Electrical Engineer.
Kenz earned honors while quadruple-majoring in science and engineering at Gonzaga University where they earned Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics and Mathematics-Computer Science. Kenz's work, is mainly in research and development with some time spent in sustaining work. The projects range from researching, testing, and selecting components, verifying and debugging PCBAS, developing and executing protocols for a variety of test procedures, and complete PCBA design using Altium Designer. Kenz is a volunteer extraordinaire, who serves many roles for different organizations, like AnitaB.org as a Program and Event Manager.
(https://www.linkedin.com/in/slitvin/) is the CEO of LEHI Partners as well as a teacher and professor at San Diego Unified School District, Cuyamaca College and UC San Diego. He holds a bachelor's of science from UC San Diego in Physics and Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Photonics as well as a Master of Environmental Science from Tel Aviv University and MBA from Northwestern Kellogg School of Management. Sam's experience includes work at General Atomics, Luxtera, Delta Design and consulting projects with General Electric, Biomed Simulation, Energy 311 as well as several startups. He is currently focused on growing LEHI Partners, a consulting consortium and teaching engineering to students of all ages in San Diego.
(https://www.linkedin.com/in/nehagoel23/) is a Senior AI Engineer at Microsoft, Responsible AI Entrepreneur in Residence, & Chair of the Women in AI Leadership program at AI 2030, and Founder of N23 Studio. She has extensive experience in integrating AI for a diverse range of clients, including Fortune 100 industries, startups, and academic institutions.
In addition to her roles, Neha serves as an Expert AI Mentor for Microsoft's startup programs, offering guidance to AI Venture studios and startups within the Microsoft Founders Hub. She is a board member of women-led startups PrevLife Health and Vendorspace.
Neha's academic background includes a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from India, a Master's degree specializing in Artificial Intelligence from Loyola University, Chicago, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. In 2016, she co-founded a Medtech company in just three days during a startup Hackathon.
Agenda:
Agenda
Welcome & Opening Words
Introduction of the Session Panelists
Housekeeping Details for Audience to Engage & Interact
Interview Questions of Panelists
Additional Questions from Audience
Moderators Wrap-Up
Group "Selfie" of Panelists and Audience Members
Concluding Remarks
Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/424838

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