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WIE: Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987. IEEE Women in Engineering NJ Coast Section is showcasing a woman who was a groundbreaker in Mathematics, although she was raised in a repressive society.

We will be screening “Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani” Here’s a sneak peak     Join us on any one of 3 dates:

  • March 17th at 12 noon
  • March 23rd at 7 pm
  • March 30th at 5:30 pm

This film examines the life and mathematical work of Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian immigrant to the United States who became a superstar in her field. In 2014, she was both the first woman and the first Iranian to be honored by mathematics’ highest prize, the Fields Medal


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NOT limited to IEEE members – please share with your colleagues.

Any Questions

Margaret Lyons, Treasurer NJ Coast Section Women In Engineering –

Woman in Engineering GIRL DAY Zoom Event

February 25, 2021

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm “Meet the Engineers”
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Q&A

Meet 6 Female Engineers, and Learn What They Do.

This event is targeted to Middle School and High School Girls.   You will get to ask questions through chat & you will receive an email address to further the discussion.

Link to the Presentation – password is: fb=2PLs=

Questions about this event? – Dru Reynolds (IEEE Volunteer) for more information.

Presented by WIE

FUTURE50 – Student Membership 50% Discount

Good News! Student Members Can Now Save 50% on IEEE Membership Dues

IEEE now offers a reduced dues option for all student and graduate student members. Using promotion code FUTURE50 when they join or renew will give them a 50% discount! Any student who has already joined or renewed for 2021 at full price and would like to take advantage of this discount may get a refund toward next year’s renewal by reaching out to the Contact Center.

Region 1 2021 IEEE Medals and Recognitions Recipients

We are pleased to announce that the IEEE Board of Directors has approved the following Region 1 members for 2021 IEEE Medal and Recognition recipients.

IEEE/RSE JAMES CLERK MAXWELL MEDAL for groundbreaking contributions that have had an exceptional impact on the development of electronics and electrical engineering or related fields, sponsored by ARM, Ltd., to

EVELYN LYNN HU (LFIEEE)—Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 

 Citation:   “For leadership in nanoscale science and engineering, and for seminal contributions at the intersection of semiconductor electronics and photonics.”


 IEEE RICHARD M. EMBERSON AWARD, for distinguished service advancing the technical objectives of the IEEE, sponsored by the IEEE Technical Activities Board, to

 LEWIS TERMAN (LFIEEE)—Retired, Associate Director, Systems Department, IBM Research Division, South Salem, New York, USA

Citation:  “For contributions to and leadership of multiple IEEE technical Societies, the Technical Activities Board, and the IEEE Humanitarian Technology Activities.”