San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Pioneers of Today: The Female Leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Tuesday, 27 May, 2014 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
A Panel Discussion on Navigating Opportunities & Challenges
The innovation and research sectors have close ties with other businesses. It is important to be aware of the gender bias and discrimination that exists within these important sectors in order to effectively eliminate such discrimination.
Women in STEM Ambassadors will share their experiences in the STEM fields and the challenges that women face when attempting to navigate in male dominated sectors. Ambassadors will touch upon the relevance of encouraging more women to participate in these fields to other businesses and how female participation might help society in general, in addition to what businesses can do if they find themselves dealing with women in STEM or a lack of women in STEM.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Melissa J. Fullwood is an Assistant Professor at Yale-NUS and a Junior Principal Investigator at the Cancer Science Institute. Melissa completed her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at Stanford University, with honours, distinction and Phi Beta Kappa. She completed her PhD with the National University of Singapore Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering (NGS) at the Genome Technology and Biology lab of the Genome Institute of Singapore. She was the international winner of the GE and Science prize in 2010, which included giving a talk in Sweden around the time of the Nobel Prize ceremony and won the Phillip Yeo prize (biomedical) in 2011.
Soh Khim Ong is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore. In November 2003, she was the first ASEAN woman selected to receive the M. Eugene Merchant Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. She has also received various other awards including the 2004 Singapore Youth Award for the Science & Technology Category, The Outstanding Young Person of Singapore Award for the Science & Technology Category, the 2009 Emerging Leaders Award in Academia by the US Society for Women Engineers, and the 2013 Singapore Youth Award Medal of Commendation.
Yang Hui Ying is currently an Assistant Professor at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. She has previously been a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Lee Kuan Yew Fellow at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University and a Singapore Millennium Foundation (SMF) Fellow at Nanyang Technological University. She has been the principle investigator for several research projects and has won several awards including Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors Award from the Tan Kah Kee Foundation, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA).
Registrations will start at 6:15 pm.