IEEE Women In Engineering at Robotics and Automation Society (WIE-RAS)
The Women in Engineering - RAS (WIE-RAS) group was formed by the Member Activities Board (MAB) to inspire, engage and advance women in Robotics and Automation. The WIE committee organizes a series of periodic events and activities to promote the visibility of women leaders and to inspire young girls who want to get involved in engineering.
The WIE Column in the Robotics and Automation Magazine is a periodic publication that presents women's stories by means of reports and interviews. Articles can be found through IEEEIEEE Xplore®. Proposals for articles, interviews or reports can be submitted at any time by sending an abstract to the WIE committee chair, Lydia Tapia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WIE committee corganizes a WIE Luncheon as well as other workshops and social events. The WIE committee organizes the traditional WIE Luncheon ("Birds of a Feather") during ICRA, IROS and CASE. The event is an important opportunity to foster discussion on the role of women in robotics and automation, inspire girls and promote collaborations and initiatives to advance women leadership. One or more guest speakers share their experiences and histories as women in engineering, and young female researchers have the chance to network and speak with senior faculty members around a free lunch. Guest Speakers at our previous Women Luncheons have included: