Women in STEM Event

Welcome To Women In STEM Event!

  • Date: Friday, 17 March 2017
  • Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Venue: Amphitheatre Bell (C-631), Pavillon principal
  • Links: flyer, website, registration

Women in STEM Event is a networking event that aims at bringing together researchers, academicians, industry participants, professionals and other like-minded people with a common objective of highlighting the contribution of women leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and also stimulating discussions and debating on the issues related to the implication of women in STEM fields.
This event also aims at inspiring, motivating and encouraging young girls to get involved in all aspects of STEM and accomplish their goals in life.

Women in STEM’s organizing committee is pleased to have the following distinguished academic and industrial speakers join us for this event:

  • Dr. Amy PINCHUK, Chair of IEEE Montreal Section, InField Scientific Inc
  • Prof. Milica POPOVIC, Chair of IEEE WIE Montreal Section, McGill University
  • Mrs. Petula GUIMARAES, Associate Producer at TouchTunes Interactive Networks

Dr. Amy Pinchuk is the president and founder of InField Scientific IncInField specializes in electromagnetic compatibility and interference (EMC/EMI), electromagnetic environmental effects (E3), Radiation Hazards (RADHAZ), and computational electromagnetic analysis. For the past twenty years, the company’s primary focus has been electromagnetic analysis, EMI troubleshooting, and testing of military shipboard environments primarily as a subcontractor to major defense companies, for the Royal Canadian Navy and for the New Zealand Royal Navy. For a number of years, Dr. Pinchuk taught short courses on EMC/EMI/E3 and computational electromagnetics to civilian and military audiences of all levels. She has also taught a Software Engineering course at McGill University. She received her Ph. D. (1988), M. Eng. (1985) and B. Eng. (1983) from McGill University under the supervision of Dr. Peter Silvester. She was a visiting scholar at Cambridge University in England (1985). Dr. Pinchuk has served on the organizing committee of many International IEEE EMC Symposiums and is a founder and Chair of the IEEE EMC Symposium Youth Technical Program. She was also a member of the IEEE EMC Society Board of Directors, was the Canadian Chair for URSI Section B, is the current IEEE Montreal Section Chair and Chair of the Montreal IEEE EMC Chapter, and is also the author of several children’s books which focus on engineering for youngsters.

Prof. Milica Popovic received her PhD at Norwestern University (EE, 2001). Since 2001, she has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McGill University, where she currently holds associate professorship. She teaches courses on electromagnetic fields, electrical measurements and antennas and propagation. Her research revolves, in large part, around biomedical applications of electromagnetic theory. In particular, she and her team are striving to develop a novel breast tissue monitor based on low-power microwave emissions. The goal of this exciting work is to provide an affordable, safe and comfortable tool, which can complement current technologies used for breast cancer detection. Prof. Popović’s other interests include: antenna design for wearable devices and microwave tissue properties and high-field MRI. Prof. Popović is a Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation, a Senior Member of the IEEE and a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario. Since January 2017, she is serving as the Chair of IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE), Montreal Chapter.

Mrs. Petula Guimaraes has had a life of a chameleon in IT. However, it was in software development that she build a solid and passionate career, where  she played a multitude of roles. Nowadays what really sparks a light in her heart is the world of Agile, through which she can explore her potential not only from a technical perspective but also from a human side. She was lucky to be able to work on several countries and in several domains. Today she works for TouchTunes, where she changes hats all the time, being their Agile Coach, Producer and Scrum Master as needed.

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