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Physics is tough, but girls are tougher", Presented by Wanda Gass

Date
2015-05-20 - 2015-05-20
Time
10:00 am
Location
Webinar - Online
Contact
Michael Markowycz – m.markowycz@ieee.org
Description

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Abstract:

The theme for the 2 week summer outreach program is "Physics is tough, but girls are tougher." In this talk, Wanda Gass will examine the business case for why we need more women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and she will cover the things about the camp that spark an interest in physics. The data shows that the summer program translates into the participants having more self confidence, better grades and higher percentage of young women receiving a STEM degree in college.

About Wanda:

Wanda Gass graduated from Rice University with a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1978 and received an MS in Biomedical  Engineering from Duke University in 1980.  She worked at Texas Instruments for 32 years before retiring in 2012. Wanda is an IEEE Fellow for her pioneering work in the development of TI’s first Digital Signal Processor (DSP).  In 2014 she founded Design Connect Create, a nonprofit focused on expanding the reach of a successful program in Dallas to other schools districts across the country.

 

 

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