Author: Sirina Nabhan
The Women in Engineering 2016 conference was a big success! This was the largest women in engineering conference and we had to see it to believe it. Seven UCR students journeyed on to the east coast; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to be exact. A few members of the team had never been to the east coast so this was an exciting trip!
We were shocked to find how large the Pennsylvania Conference Center that held the conference was. We were greeted by friendly information volunteers who directed us through a large maze on coordinators and a swarm of over 1000 young women engineers. It was most heart warming to meeting past SWE members who where now professionals and where recruiting other SWE members at the career fair. Some large companies that were there included: DOW, NASA, Shell, Verizon, Rolls-Royce, Toyota, Texas Instruments and Bose Corporation. All seven SWE-UCR students were in agreement that their experiences with the recruiters where both friendly and enjoyable; a unique feeling to have at such large conferences.
In the remainder of the weekend, we took a bus to New York City to visit the Statue of Liberty and the World Trade Center. This was an especially enjoyable experience because all who went where excited and happy to discover new things. Conferences like these enrich a university student's life and provide not only development in every sense, but also lasting memories to always look back on.
Jayapriya Vengadesan (2017-2018)
Jayapriya is an undergraduate student studying bioengineering.
Cindy Yanez (2016-2017)