Webinar: Physics is Tough, but Girls are Tougher
Abstract: In this talk, Wanda Gass examines the business case for why we need more women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Gass talks about Design Connect Create, a camp for young girls interested in physics.. She will show that the summer program translates into participants having more self confidence, better grades and higher percentage of young women receiving a STEM degree in college.
About Wanda Gass: 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.
Webinar: Leveraging the Strengths of Female Engineers in Today's Business Environment
Abstract: Differences between the brains of men and women result in different engineering styles. These styles complement one another and are powerful when combined. Women would achieve greater success for themselves and their teams if the engineering community recognized the value of and better leveraged female engineering styles.
About Susanne Paul: Dr. Paul holds a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has 29 years of industry experience. Most recently she was Senior Director of Technology at Qualcomm. Prior to that she was co-founder and Chief Technologist of Black Sand Technologies, which Qualcomm acquired in 2014. She created the foundational IP behind two successful startup companies, Kenet Inc. and Black Sand. Dr. Paul received industry awards, including EDN’s "Innovator of the Year" award and “Product of the Year” awards from both EDN and Electronic Products magazines. She has been featured in Forbes and was named one of the “35 People Who Will Shape Our Future” by Texas Monthly magazine. Dr. Paul holds 45 patents. She has 3 children ages 13, 11, and 9.