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Women in Engineering: Make It Happen

As a woman in engineering, challenges lie ahead. But UIC knows that you have what it takes to make it happen! We’ve created a special event for female-identified students that is designed to help you target and work through any obstacles you might encounter in your future classes and career.


MIH 2023

Join us for our annual Women in Engineering: Make It Happen 2023! This in person event will be on September 28th, and in four short hours, you will make connections with engineers and executives from Knowles Corporation and other firms, learn new strategies for success, and develop a clear vision of where your UIC degree can take you.

We are grateful for the support of Knowles, which also sponsors scholarships for female UIC Engineering students and the Women in Engineering Summer Program. The company is a longstanding advocate of women in engineering.


All STEM students are encouraged to attend! We have mapped out an agenda that will give you the outlook and skills you need to make it happen in your classwork, your future job, and life in general.

Graduate students are also welcome to attend!

Session Details

Join us for an afternoon of interactive presentations and discussions with distinguished engineers about the impact you can have as future engineers. This event is dedicated to helping engineering students navigate obstacles in academia, personal and professional life. Hear insight from a panel of women trailblazers who will share a view into the skills, mentorships and mindsets needed to overcome self-doubt and succeed as an engineer!

* The first 50 attendees will be entered into a raffle to win some awesome tech!*


Below is our agenda:

Time Topic Presenters
1:30PM Check-in Light food and refreshments will be provided
2:00PM UIC WIEP Welcome Elsa Soto, Director of UIC EIEP, & Sabrina Jones, Associate Director of UIC WIEP
2:15PM Opening Remarks Remarks by Ray Cabrera, Sr. VP, HR and Chief Administrator Officer at Knowles
2:30PM Knowles Board of Directors share their journey through engineering Dr. Cheryl Shavers, Jane Li & Erania S. Brackett
3:15PM Engineering Identity Presentation Joanne Moliski, Industrial Engineering & UIC Alum
4:00PM Break
4:15PM Artificial Intelligence and Bias Presentation Sabrina Jones, WIEP Associate Director, UIC Electrical Engineering Graduate Student 
4:45PM Q&A Session with Knowles Angela Roderick, Manager-Systems Engineering, Ivy Del Valle Figueroa, Technical Program Manager & Shruthi Narayanreddy, Technical Program Manager
5:15PM Networking Reception Food and refreshments
6:00PM Event Conclusion

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