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Journey through the Cosmos: A Woman Engineer's Exploration in Astrophysics

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We are thrilled to announce that we will explore the vast realm of astrophysics with our esteemed invited speaker, Dr. Akhter. Dr. Akhter serves as a lecturer in Astrophysics and Physics at the University of Wollongong, bringing a wealth of expertise and knowledge to our event. In this talk, our esteemed speaker will impart knowledge and inspire individuals to embark on an exciting journey in engineering, with a specific focus on the captivating realm of astrophysics. Her presentation aims to dismantle barriers and extend encouragement to everyone, irrespective of gender, inviting them to delve into the boundless mysteries of the cosmos. Delving into the prerequisites for joining this field, she will highlight the importance of cultivating a robust foundation in mathematics and physics. Acknowledging the challenges that may surface, especially for women, she will share personal experiences, emphasizing resilience as a pivotal factor in overcoming gender-related obstacles. The speaker will underscore the significance of staying motivated through a genuine passion for astrophysics, advocating for the development of a supportive community and the ability to learn from setbacks. Reflecting on her journey, she will offer valuable advice to her younger self, promoting curiosity, embracing challenges as opportunities, and prioritizing well-being. Additionally, the talk will include a cautionary note, advising against pitfalls such as imposter syndrome and burnout, while emphasizing the importance of maintaining balance. We invite you to join this enlightening session with our exceptional speaker and contribute to the success of the event.
Speaker(s): Dr. Shaila Akhter
Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/408975

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