Programs promote technology education around the world.
ABOVE: The “My Daughter is an Engineer” program was held for the first time at the California Space Grant Consortium in July 2011. The IEEE Control Systems Society was one of the program sponsors where mother and daughter teams learned about different engineering careers.
IEEE Honor Society: First Chapters Established Outside U.S.
IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) is the official honor society of IEEE. It is composed of nearly 200 university chapters that recognize scholarship and academic excellence in student leaders, young professionals, and eminent scholars in IEEE’s technical fields of interest. Since its founding, nearly 100,000 distinguished individuals have been inducted into IEEE-HKN. In 2011, IEEE-HKN established its first three chapters outside the U.S. in China, India, and Canada.
Young Women Introduced to Engineering
IEEE remains committed to closing the gender gap between the amount of male and female engineers in the workforce. Sponsored by the IEEE Control Systems Society and co-sponsored by the California Space Grant Consortium and Columbia Memorial Space Center, the “My Daughter is an Engineer” program brought mothers, daughters, and their teachers together for a three-day summer residential program. The activities were developed by the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department in collaboration with the College of Engineering of California State University, Long Beach. The program was designed to inspire young girls to consider careers in technology by introducing them to robotics and controls via hands-on, engineering-based workshops.