It’s no secret that women are underrepresented in both professional and academic engineering fields, but each year the female trailblazers in these industries are celebrated at the University of Houston Women in Engineering (WIE) Day. The event is presented with special thanks to Cynthia Oliver Coleman, a UH alumna and founder of the Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) EWeek event. This year’s celebration was held on March 5 at the University of Houston Hilton Hotel.
The annual event brings together women from all engineering disciplines to foster a community of support among women engineering students and professionals. The 2015 event was titled “Weaving the Stories of UH Women Engineers,” and one of those stories was told by Elebeoba May, an associate professor in the department of biomedical engineering and guest speaker of this year’s gathering. Tessy Lal, biomedical engineering, was also presented with the 2015 Cynthia Oliver Coleman P. E. Women in Engineering Rising Star Award.
See photos of May’s talk and the WIE Day reception here.