1st Meeting of Executive Council of Society for Women Engineers Held at MUET
September 06, 2016
First meeting of executive council of Society for Women Engineers in Pakistan held on Sept 6, 2016 at Department of Chemical Engineering, Mehran University of Engineering & Technology (MUET) Jamshoro. President of the Society Dr. Khadija Qureshi – Professor of MUET Chemical Engineering Department, Vice President Ms. Shabnam Baloch – Gender & Communication Expert of U.S.- Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water, Media Coordinator Ms. Nafisa Zaki – Assistant Professor of Telecommunication Engineering, executive members Dr. Attiya Baqai- Assistant Professor of Department of Electronics, Ms. Yasmin Zafar-Assistant Professor department of Basic Sciences & Ms. Sahiba Thaheem from English Language Development Center of MUET participated in this meeting.
The meeting aimed at planning of oath taking ceremony of the executive body and outreach efforts within MUET and other Engineering Universities in Pakistan.
Society for Women Engineers (SWE) founded in 1950, is a not-for profit educational and service organization in the United States with members from different countries across the globe. SWE is the motivating force that inspires women to choose engineering as career aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders in this area.
International Women’s Day 2016!
MUET and USPCASW collaborated to celebrate International Women’s Dayat MUET where more than 500 girls and women faculty staff from MUET & neighboring universities participated. Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Ms Malala Yousufzai addressed the audience through a video link and congratulated the University on this event and motivated the students to pursue excellence in education. The Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Mohammad Aslam Uqaili highlighted the importance of girls’ education and their contribution to society. Society of Women Engineers (SWE) was also launched on this occasion.
Social Tea with Girls students of USPCASW
The discussion involved feedback from female students regarding their experiences a girl student during first semester at USPCAS-W and suggestions for the improvement of overall gender outlook of the center and GEP Implementation.
Consultative Workshop -Gender Equity Policy-MUET
November 04, 2015
Gender Equity draft for MUET was developed and reviewed by stakeholders from academia, technical experts, MUET faculty, and Civil Society Organizations. The draft policy was presented to the neighboring universities including University of Sindh Jamshoro and Liaquat University of Health and Medical Sciences Jamshoro. University of Utah was equally involved and gave the final review to document.
September 18, 2015
Participants: 12 female M.S students and 4 women faculty members of USPCASW, Director USPCAS-W Dr. Bakhshal Lashari, Chief of Party Dr. Aslam Chaudhry, and Gender & Communication expert Shabnam Baloch.
Objective: To initiate a network between females of the center, encourage female students to share their feedback and concerns, motivate them in advancing the gender equity agenda, and develop women specific outreach program.