Systers: Women in EECS is a new group formed to recruit, mentor, and retain women in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee. The group will celebrate the new semester and promote its formation with the "Bazinga!" building party 1:00-5:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, on the sixth floor of the Min H. Kao Building.
Computer science, engineering, and math students and anyone interested in learning more about the EECS are encouraged to attend. The party will feature food, robot demos, team games, and prizes including iPad and Xbox items.
Tickle College of Engineering alumnus Dr. H.M. "Hash" Hashemian donated the seed funding to kick off the group through a $10,000 contribution from his company AMS, the leading supplier of equipment, training, and services for in-situation response time testing and online calibration of temperature and pressure instrumentation in nuclear plants.
Following the "Bazinga!" event, Systers will hold meetings every two weeks to discuss professional development, networking, and communication practices within each member's respective field.
Dr. Lynne Parker is the faculty advisor for Systers. Denise Koessler is the president and chairperson. Founding members are Katie Schuman, Nicole Pennington, Meg Drouhard, Casey Miller, Sadika Amreen, and Zahra Mahoor.
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