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Empowering Women in Engineering

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2016 ASEE International Forum


New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 25, 2016

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June 25, 2016

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June 25, 2016

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Concurrent Paper Tracks Session II Skills Development

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Diversity and International Forum

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Saud A Ghani Qatar University

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•Associate Professor
•Associate Dean for development and industrial relations.
•Ph.D., in Mechanical Engineering, School of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nottingham (UK), 2002.•
•Research: Thermofluids, CFD, Experimental Fluid Mechanics and Flow Visualization, Biomedical Engineering, Airflow Through Human Airways, and CSF flow. Engineering Education

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This paper is presented under the “Engineering education in developing nations” conference topic. It will address the College of Engineering (Qatar University, Qatar) approach to empower women in engineering. The college of engineering (CENG) has a current student body of 3000 students. Nearly, 60% of the student body are female students. The paper will address empowering women in engineering in light of the human development, relevant social aspects and women role in the society. Social challenges and barriers such as; mixed work place, predominantly male oriented work place, long distance travel to remote areas (sites, industrial areas, offshore), logistics and friendliness/suitability of the work place (protective clothing/ personal protective equipment, toilets, prayer areas) and family commitments will be addressed. The paper will present CENG efforts to engage and prepare it’s female body for their workplace, The paper will also discuss the effectiveness of candidate partnerships with the local industry to accommodate woman as an effective workforce in the workplace. Utilization of woman alumni to act as role models (Moto) to the female students is also discussed.

Ghani, S. A. (2016, June), Empowering Women in Engineering Paper presented at 2016 ASEE International Forum, New Orleans, Louisiana.

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