Women in Engineering

Women in Engineering Chicago Chapter

The Women in Engineering (WIE), Chicago Affiliate of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) serves women engineering and computer professionals in the twelve counties of the greater Chicago area. As part of the Chicago Section, the WIE Chapter provides a local interface to the worldwide network of the IEEE. In addition, the WIE organizes technical presentations, social events, and networking opportunities of interest to women engineering professionals.


IEEE Women in Engineering

2018 Events


  •  IEEE WIE  hosted an Engineering Day at Polished Pebbles bringing an inside look at the filed of engineering to about 30 girls ages between 7 to 17 years old. First, Lauren White, Systems Engineer at Cisco Systems, spoke about what engineering is and how an engineering career can be made part of their future. She also spoke about her journey of becoming an engineer. After that, we to used “Electronics Snap Circuits” kits to show the girls how to make electrical circuits in a fun and interactive way.



  • IEEE WIE is hosting an event at UI LABS in partnership with Northwestern Master of Engineering Management program and the Society of Women Engineers Chicago Regional Section. First, there is going to be a presentation by Caralynn Nowinski Collens, CEO of UI LABS, then there will be a tour of UI LABS Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) and a networking session with food and refreshments.

Date: May 16th, 2018
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
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My name is Nina Rouhanizadeh and I’m pleased to introduce myself as the new Chair of IEEE Women in Engineering for the Chicago Section. I’m currently working as an LTE Technical Support Engineer at Nokia with more than 8 years of work experience, and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois at Chicago.

I would like to thank the outgoing IEEE WIE Chair, Lisa Schoedel, for organizing great and successful events for the past two and a half years. I’m very excited to continue bringing quality programs to our chapter. I’m currently in the process of planning our events for 2018, and I will inform you when we have confirmed events. In the meantime, if you have meeting ideas or suggestions, I would love to hear about them! Feel free to contact me.

I look forward to having a successful, productive, and exciting year ahead with all of you!

Nina Rouhanizadeh
Chair of IEEE Women in Engineering, Chicago Section