Women in STEM 2022 ‘Roundtable Discussion’

On 9 March 2022, we hosted four incredible women working in STEM, from both industry and academia:

  • Dr. Jelena Ponocko: Lecturer at the University of Manchester and IEEE PES Women in Power representative for the UK and Ireland
  • Dr. Yaprak Eminaga: Field Application Engineer at Intel
  • Alicia Blatiak: PhD Candidate at Imperial College and CEO of Intelliflex
  • Dr. Aizaan Anwar: PhD Candidate at Imperial College and physician

The event brought together our four guest speakers from diverse fields and unique professional experiences in a roundtable setting. Amidst their powerful personal stories, these women conveyed their continuous struggle with imposter syndrome and tactics to combat it before it can impede their progress. They reminded the audience that you are not alone in your struggle (everyone feels imposter syndrome) and that, no matter what others say, you deserve to be here because you had to show up at the starting line to go anywhere. It was encouraging to see how they all mentioned immense support from their organisations and friends through any hardships. As for addressing how to increase the number of women in STEM, they recommended encouraging girls from a young age by continuously remind them that it is hard work to succeed, so keep trying! The video recording of the panel is available here:

Imperial College London IEEE Student Branch Team acknowledge Kate Highnam, Asimina Mertzani and WOMENinSTEM@IC for their unlimited support and assistance organizing and managing this event. Also, our team appreciate the support of EEE department (Equality, Diversity and Culture Committee).


2021 IEEE Conference on Advances in Communications, Devices and Systems

The Imperial College IEEE Student Branch is teaming up with the EEE PhD Student Representatives to bring you the  2021 IEEE Conference on Advances in Communications, Devices and Systems (ACDS) to be held on September 3rd, 2021

This year’s conference theme is “Things that might shock you”. 

The conference will feature a keynote presentation, followed by parallel discussion sessions led by students.


Women in STEM 2021 ‘Roundtable Discussion’

The Imperial College IEEE Student Branch is delighted to invite you to an event that celebrates the role of female researchers at Imperial, as well as in STEM in general.

Our main speaker is Dr Kristel Fobelets, who is a Reader in Microelectronics, Director of Undergraduate Studies at EEE, and member of the College’s Senate. Her presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with Kate Highnam – EEE Intelligent Systems PhD Rep, Alina-Irina Serban – Chair of the IEEE Student Branch, Olayinka Ayo – Secretary of the IEEE Student Branch, and Priya Chaaya – President of EESoc.

Join us on Friday, 12 March 2021, at 12:00 GMT!

We will have the opportunity to hear from them on various topics related to the role of women in STEM and their experiences at Imperial and in leadership positions. We’d love to hear your thoughts on the topic as well, so please stay for a chat with us and the panelists afterward.


2019  IEEE Conference on Advances in Communications, Devices and Systems

We are excited to announce our one day conference, the IEEE conference on Advances in Communications, Devices and Systems (ACDS) that will take place on September 10th 2019 at Imperial College, in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

This is a conference for postgraduate students from all universities, and will feature research presentations for PhD students, to cover various topics related to Electrical and Electronics Engineering, as well as a poster competition for master’s students. There will be prizes for best talks and best poster.

We are also pleased to announce that Professor Sir John Pendry, Chair in Theoretical Solid State Physics from Imperial College Department of Physics, will be the keynote speaker of the conference, giving the talk Capturing the Light on the Nanoscale.

The event will also feature a career fair, so bring your CV and be ready to network, you might find your next employer!

Find the details and the full schedule of the event on the dedicated event page!

Trip to Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

The IEEE Student Branch organized trip to the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, located near Oxford, on the 19th of June 2019.
The RAL research spans numerous areas, such as particle physics, scientific computing, laser development, space research, and technology.

The visit focused on the ISIS Synchroton and the ChipIR facility, which studies the effects of cosmic radiation on electronic devices.

The Student Branch would like to thank Dr Peter Harrod for his help in organizing the trip, as well as all the students who participated.


IEEE Student Branch Inaugural Symposium

The IEEE Student Branch Inaugural Symposium and Social on the 20th of March 2019 was a great success!

Our event featured two talks by highly distinguished senior IEEE Members Dr Peter Harrod from ARM, and Prof Douglas J. Paul from University of Glasgow, followed by a social at Simmons Bar for a fun evening of drinks, pool, and retro arcade games.

The Student Branch wants to thank all the participants, as well as the Graduate School and ARM for making this event possible with their generous contributions.

  • Group Photo