Organized by Asia’s top engineering schools, this workshop aims to bring together young female professionals in engineering disciplines from around the world, including scholars, researchers and engineers interested in exploring and advancing careers in academia, for scientific and career-oriented discussions relevant to the development of women academic leaders in Asia.
Messages from Executive Committee Members
Prof Tim Kwang-Ting Cheng
We are proud to host the first Rising Stars Women in Engineering Workshop in Asia in collaboration with other members of the Asian Deans’ Forum. We look forward to meeting our future women academic leaders in Engineering disciplines, and providing guidance to high-caliber rising stars in exploring and advancing their careers in academia.
Prof Kookheon Char
The College of Engineering at Seoul National University has long valued and supported diversity amongst its faculty and students, and we are very proud to co-host the first “Rising Stars Women in Engineering Workshop” in Asia. We sincerely hope that it will guide and encourage its participants on their career paths to become our future women academic leaders.
Prof Wen-Chang Chen
As a college of engineering which boasts a relatively-high percentage of women students, we value this chance to co-host the innovative program, the first Rising Stars Women in Engineering Workshop in Asia, very much. We aim to devoting ourselves into finding more opportunities for female academics through this event.
Prof Kee-Chaing Chua
We are pleased to co-host the inaugural Rising Stars Women in Engineering Workshop in Asia. Through this event, we endeavour to provide opportunities in mentoring, networking and collaboration to talented young women engineers who aspire to successful and satisfying careers in academia.
Prof Mark Hoffman
As Dean of the largest Engineering Faculty in Australia, I am very pleased that UNSW Sydney is a co-sponsor of this workshop. We seek to ensure the Engineering profession is formed from people who reflect the society we seek to serve. Building a community within our up-and-coming talented women engineers is very important and this workshop is an excellent way to train and showcase talented women engineers in our region.
Prof Tatsuya Okubo
Enhancing the mobility of researchers and students among Asian universities is one of the main objectives of the Asian Deans’ Forum, inaugurated by UTokyo in May 2016. This year, HKUST is hosting the first Women in Engineering Workshop under this framework. Active participation of women will be increasingly significant in strengthening academia that will lead innovation in the Asian region. We are proud to support these efforts.