Women in Materials Engineering
We focus on providing women-specific programming including networking opportunities, guidance for mentoring, leadership, career development, and retention of women engineers.
Women in Engineering Committee
Women in STEM-related careers often face unique challenges. To help address those issues, ASM International's Women in Materials Engineering (WiME) Committee focuses on providing women-specific programming including networking opportunities, guidance for mentoring, leadership, career development, and retention of women engineers.
The Events Subcommittee works on networking events and organizes a special breakfast lecture at MS&T.
The Recognition and Promotion Subcommittee identifies and supports nomination of ASM women for technical awards, fellowship, and encourages leadership participation at the chapter and national level.
The Chapter Focus/Leadership Days Subcommittee is creating a presentation and guidebook about how chapters can provide mentoring and career development opportunities for young professionals.
The Career and Leadership Development Subcommittee is building an online forum for discussion and reference information relevant to issues facing women in engineering, as well as developing a webinar series.
How to Get Involved:
To learn more or to volunteer for the Women in Materials Engineering Committee, contact Vicki Burt via email: email@example.com.
The Women in Materials Engineering (WiME) Committee has conducted several webinars of interest.
"Love Your Job More" presented by Dr. Kathleen Buse.
Top Ten Career Advancing Moves presented by Dr. Dianne Chong
Girl Scouts learn how to be Materials Girls
This July, fifteen Girl Scouts traveled to the ASM dome to take part in demonstrations that explained materials property concepts and introduced them to engineering. The scouts, who were between 7 to 11 years old, earned a Materials Girl patch by participating in the program. The day was organized by the ASM Women in Materials Engineering committee in collaboration with the Northeast Ohio Girl Scouts council.
Professionalism and Leadership:
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Raises and Promotions:
The Women in Materials Engineering (WiME) Committee has created a profile series that introduces leading materials scientists from around the world who happen to be females. This series is published in the ASM News section of Advanced Materials & Processes Magazine (AM&P).