[Equal] Women Engineers: Pushing for Sustainability seminar (June 30th - July 21st, 2006)

EqualOpportunity (PA) equal at pa.ethz.ch
Tue Jan 31 09:45:58 CET 2006

Liebe Equals

Gerne leite ich die untenstehende Information an Sie weiter, mit der Bitte
Ingenieurstudentinnen darauf aufmerksam zu machen.

Ich wünsche Ihnen allen einen sonnigen Tag

Carla Zingg

Dear All,

I am pleased to announce that we are already receiving applications for the  IIWE 2006   Women Engineers: Pushing for Sustainability seminar (June 30th - July 21st, 2006) that will take place in Paris, France.  The IIWE's official language is English.  

The IIWE summer seminars are for students who are either currently undertaking their engineering studies or are recent graduates.  During three weeks we look at numerous non technical topics that directly impact on today's engineers: ethics, standards, communication techniques, cultural diversity, work/life balance, etc.  But we also have industrial visits, where we spend complete days at our sponsors' sites: IBM France, Schlumberger and EADS.  Participants get a chance to talk to practicing women engineers and get a feel for what it's really like to be "out there" on the job.  In the process, IIWE members form their own professional and personal network that they will use for their entire lives. 


This year a special accent is again placed on sustainability.  We'll be looking at what women engineers are doing worldwide in this field and we'll also see how their efforts can tie into the IIWE's own multidisciplinary NCHP activity: The Nile Countries Hydro-management Project aims at transforming the role of women in the ten Nile basin countries from the water carriers to the water managers.  This project touches virtually every engineering and scientific field as well as a multitude of non technical disciplines.   It is of interest to all; for more information http://nchp.epf.fr    


The IIWE is open to all engineering fields, all nationalities, races, religions, political orientations and... to men!  Please join us, you won't regret it.   The IIWE is an intense program but as participants are housed in the heart of Paris, they can take advantage of this wonderful city during the off-hours.


For complete program details, please see our website at http://www.iiwe.epf.fr  but for your convenience, a 2006 timetable and application form are attached. I would appreciate you circulating this mail to your friends, students, and colleagues. Important:  if applicants need visas to enter France, please inform them that the process can now take up to 4 months.


In closing, I wish to thank you for your continued support of the IIWE ... and I'm hoping that this new year has already brought you great joy.




Ms Gay Tischbirek



EPF Director of International Strategy

IIWE Director

NCHP Coordinator 


EPF Ecole d'Ingénieurs

3 bis, rue Lakanal

92330 Sceaux, France

Tel:  +33 1 4113 0171 

Fax: +33 1 4660 3994

Gay.Tischbirek at epf.fr    






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