WiSET2018 Kuala Lumpur - Registration Open

The 2nd International Conference of Women in Science, Engineering and Technology

Date  : 17 July 2018 - 19 July 2018
Venue: KL Convention Centre Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


INTRODUCTION

Statistics in recent years have shown that there is indeed an increase in the number of female students enrolled in Science, Engineering and Technology courses at the universities. Nevertheless, the number of Women Scientists, Engineers and Technologists at the top management decision-making level at government sector and private companies is still significantly low. This phenomenon occurs in almost all countries worldwide including Malaysia.

The 1st  WiSET was been successfully organized in year 2012, with the aim to identifying the challenges faced by women in science, engineering and technology (SET) ; has address the issues relating to Women in SET and sharing perspectives in devising strategies to address the imbalance of women participation in SET as to create opportunities upon which to build the future.

For WiSET2018, the objectives are:

To engage, inspire and build next generation women in Science, Engineering and Technology;
To empower women in Science, Engineering and Technology through entrepreneurship
To energize future leaders and build excitement in STEM fields
To promote globalization and integration amongst women in Science, Engineering and Technology

The anticipated participants of this conference would be Women with the career as Scientists, Engineers and Technologists. At this conference, inspiring experiences and the secret to success among Women Scientists, Engineers and Technologists will be shared. It would indeed be a platform where all Professional Women would look forward.  

CONFERENCE THEME 

The Conference theme is GLOBAL OUTLOOK OF WOMEN IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY. The Sub Themes include:
  • Sustainable Technology and Innovation
  • Globalisation and Industrial Development
  • Women and Sustainable Community
  • Women Empowerment

 

KEY SPEAKERS

 

 SPEAKERS’ BRIEF

Ms Gail Mattson, PE, CHMM, PMP, Associate Laboratory Director, ES&H at Brookhaven National Laboratory
PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF WOMEN ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS (INWES)

Datuk Prof Dr Asma Ismail, FASc, Vice-Chancellor, Universiti Sains Malaysia
PRESIDENT, ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, MALAYSIA

Dr. Valerie Agberagba, Metallurgical and Materials Engineer, Executive Director of Science, Engineering and Technology Development Network, SciEtech
CHAIRPERSON, WOMEN IN ENGINEERING of WORLD FEDERATION OF ENGINEERING ORGANISATIONS (WFEO)

Dato’ Sr. Lau Wai Seang, Head of Valuation, Asia Pacific Centre for Economic Diplomacy
PRESIDENT, ROYAL INSTITUTION OF SURVEYORS MALAYSIA (RISM)

Datuk Ir. Rosaline Ganendra, Executive Director, Minconsult Sdn Bhd
COMMITTEE MEMBER, STANDING COMMITTEE ON CORPORATE AFFAIRS, THE INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS, MALAYSIA

Datin Paduka Ir. Dr Siti Hamisah bt Tapsir, Director General, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia
FORMER CHAIR OF THE WOMEN ENGINEERS SUB COMMITTEE, IEM

Dato’ Prof Dr Noraini Idris, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
CHAIRPERSON of NATIONAL STEM MOVEMENT, MALAYSIA

Dr. Marcella, Lucas, Business Development Director, International Ventures
LEADWOMEN

Datin Hajah Norlia Noah, Head of RAIL CAPEX, Prasarana Integrated Management & Engineering Services Sdn. Bhd (PRIME)

Mrs Rohaida Ali Badaruddin, Chief Executive Officer, Scomi Group Berhad

Ir. Sharifah Azlina, Executive Director / Chief Operating Officer, HSS Engineers Berhad

Dr. Shahidah bt M Shariff, Chief Executive Officer & Head of Technology, Petronas Research Sdn Bhd 

 

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