WHAT IS WIM?

WIM stands for “Women in Microwaves” and is the subset of Women in Engineering (WIE) working within the field of microwave engineering and typically active within the MTT society. WIM is also a subcommittee under MGA within the MTT-S AdCom.

Upcoming WIM Events in 2022

Date Event Registration Hosting Group
January

16-19

(now Hybrid)

WIM spotlight event: Three distinguished speakers from America, Europe, and Asia with publications in Microwave Magazine and T-MTT will give review talks of the topics they are working on and advancing. https://www.radiowirelessweek.org/ RWW

(USA)

February

13-18

(now Delayed to April 2-7)

Two invited speakers will give presentations on their current research and success as a woman in Engineering. At the end of the panel session a guided tour to the Cutty Sark will take place. https://www.eumw2021.com/ EuMW

(London)

May WIM event – in the planning stages Details coming soon IWS

(China)

June

19-24

WIM event – in the planning stages for the evening of Wednesday, 22nd of June. https://ims-ieee.org/ataglance IMS

(USA)

September

25-30

WIM event – in the planning stages https://www.eumweek.com/ EuMW

(Italy)

November WIM event – in the planning stages Details coming soon IMWS-AMP

(China)

Past 2021 WIM Events

Date Event Registration Hosting Group
March 1 WIM Virtual Meet-Up, featuring Dr. Debabani Choudhury of Intel Labs Event recording MTT-S Women in Microwaves
March 9 Panel session about compensation negotiations. Panel members from academia (Sveta Zinger), industry (Berber Goedhart), HR (Tomas Weijters) and self-employed (Mindy Howard), co hosted by the Career Expo www.wiecareermonth.nl IEEE Benelux Women in Engineering
March 11 Improving tenure-track policies, featuring Monique van der Veen (On her national campaign to advocate for prolonged tenure-track periods in case of parenthood) www.wiecareermonth.nl IEEE Benelux Women in Engineering
March 18 Technology in Society, featuring Cristophe Cox (On using rats to detect landmines, tuberculosis and victims under debris) and Fernanda González Guevara (On the mission of Engineers without Borders) www.wiecareermonth.nl IEEE Benelux Women in Engineering
March 23 In celebration of women’s history month, join a film screening examining the life and mathematical work of Maryam Mirzakhani. https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/266412 New Jersey Coast Section
March 23 An inspirational talk by Maria Marced, president of TSMC Europe (On how she got to her position and advice for future engineers) www.wiecareermonth.nl IEEE Benelux Women in Engineering
March 25 Developments of the Irène Curie Fellowship, featuring Frank Baaijens (Rector Magnificus on the outcomes of the Irène-Curie Fellowships) www.wiecareermonth.nl IEEE Benelux Women in Engineering
March 30 17:30 (UTC -5) In celebration of women’s history month, join a film screening examining the life and mathematical work of Maryam Mirzakhani. https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/266412 New Jersey Coast Section
April 2 Dr. Alessandra Costanzo will give the invited technical talk “Batteryless RF/Microwave Systems” for the chapter chair meeting. https://mtt.org/event_calendar/mtt-s-chapter-chair-meeting-2021/ MTT-S MGA Committee
April 21 18:30 (UTC -8) “Persistent Autonomous Environmental Monitor for Timely Wildfire Detection (PANTHER)” by Professor Dr. Katia Obraczka and Andrea David of UC Santa Cruz 6:30pm – 7:45pm https://www.eventbrite.com/e/persistent-autonomous-environmental-monitor-for-timely-wildfire-detection-tickets-146687352821?aff=LinkedIn1 MTT Santa Clara Valley Chapter
May 23-26 IWS Special Session, Women in Microwaves and Wireless: “A Better World Can Be Expected Through Our Efforts”.
Opening remarks by Prof. Jasmin Grosinger, technical report by Prof. Donglin Su, and panel discussion moderated by Prof. Wenquan Che.
Event summary: https://mtt.org/iws21-wim-session-summary/

 

IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium
June 8 WIM Social held at The OMNI, 18:00-20:30 https://ims-ieee.org/ IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium
June 22 Webinar with Prof. Natalia Nikolova, Distinguished Microwave Lecturer Class of 2010 https://mtt.org/event_calendar/measured-system-point-spread-functions-enable-real-time-quantitative-imaging/ IEEE MTT-S Webinar
June 23 WIM virtual event associated with IMS https://ims-ieee.org/ IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium
July 17-18 Virtual Colloquium on ‘Recent Trends, Techniques and Career Opportunities on Microwave & Millimeter-Wave Technologies, Antennas and Applications’ https://gecbieee.org/wim_vc/

Inaugural session: July 17 9am IST ( July 16th 11:30pm EDT)

IEEE MTT-S Kerala chapter, IEEE AP-S SIGHT committee, and IEEE MTT-S and AP-S SB Chapters of GEC, Barton Hill, and IIST
August 4 On the Importance of Antenna Characterization for Practical Applications: A Tribute to Prof. Tapan Sarkar and his Multi-faceted Contributions to the Field of Antennas and Propagation

Dr. Mahta Moghaddam is a Fellow of IEEE and a member of the US National Academy of Engineering.

19:00 – 20:30 IST (9:30m – 11am EDT)
https://gecbieee.org/l4_talk_3/
IEEE MTT-S Kerala chapter, IEEE AP-S SIGHT Committee and IEEE MTT-S and AP-S SB Chapters of GEC, Barton Hill.
October 24 IMOC2021 WIM special session

Invited guest, special talk, panel session

1 pm to 3 pm (Brazilian Standard Time, GMT-3)

https://www.imoc2021.com/program-speakers.php?subpage=women-microwaves

The International Microwave and Optoelectronics Conference

https://www.imoc2021.com/about-imoc.php?subpage=steering-committee

November 1-3 WIM special session at COMCAS, held in Tel Aviv Israel https://www.comcas.org/ IEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas, Biomedical Engineering & Electronic Systems
December 17-19 WIM special session at IMARC, held in Lucknow India http://www.iitk.ac.in/mimt_lab/IMaRC_2021/index.html International Microwave and RF Conference
December 22 WIM & YP special session, held in Islamabad Pakistan https://rimms.nust.edu.pk/icmac2021/ International Conference on Microwave, Antennas & Circuits (ICMAC)