College of Engineering and Expertise (UET), Lahore and Lahore Faculty for Ladies College (LCWU), Lahore got here collectively for organizing a adorned seminar collection titled “Inspiring STEM Careers” underneath the undertaking “Reshaping STEM Workforce Panorama for Financial Development and Growth” funded by the US Mission Pakistan and Pakistan-US Alumni Community.
The undertaking is led from UET Lahore by Dr Ali Hussain Kazim who’s an Affiliate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and a Full brilliant fellow. Undertaking is led by LCWU by Dr. Aqsa Shabbir, Affiliate Professor Electrical Engineering and Director Analysis, Innovation and Commercialization.
Within the first occasion, held nearly, achieved Pakistani ladies in STEM fields working internationally, highlighted the issues ladies, specifically, face in STEM. The contributors included Ms. Sara Ilyas, technical lead Amazon, Dr. Yasmin Ansari, researcher on the Bio robotics Institute, Italy, Dr. Sadia Shakeel Senior Researcher on the Brno College of Expertise, Dr. Naila Sahar, Adjunct College, College of Buffalo and Ms. Fizza Khan, an EDF local weather corps fellow.
Within the second occasion, held in UET Lahore on 14th September 2022, Dr. Aqsa Shabbir and Prof. Dr. Amina Muazzam from LCWU together with Dr. Rabia Nazir and Prof. Dr. Saima Yasin from UET Lahore shared their journeys of turning into position fashions in STEM.
Vice Chancellor, UET Lahore, Prof. Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar, was the chief visitor for the event. He burdened on the significance of extra females within the workforce and shared how a number of ladies have on advantage been chosen into professorial ranks at UET Lahore. He additional burdened on the recurring downside of the gender roles in STEM fields and asserted the necessity for change on this angle.
Vice Chancellor, LCWU, Prof. Dr. Bushra Mirza additionally appreciated the endeavors and mentioned that collaborative work between universities supported by such tasks could be extremely useful for enhancing ladies’s enrolment, retention and placement in STEM fields which can finally show to be a key driver of the economic system.
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