The TENSYMP 2016 IEEE R10 WIE TRACK was organized on 11th May, 2016, at the Sanur Paradise Plaza Convention Centre, Bali, Indonesia. The Coordinator of the WIE Track was Celia Shahnaz, IEEE R10 WIE Coordinator and moderator of the WIE track was Takao Onoye, R10 Treasurer and Vice Chair, R10 Technical Activities.

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Celia Shahanz has provided a video message through which around 31 participants have embraced the vision and initiatives of IEEE R10 WIE in 2016 to lead, engage and Inspire others. Takao Onoye has presented Region 10 WIE Vision and Activities in person, which was a training for students and faculty advisor of upcoming new student branch WIE Affinity group at Udayana university, Bali, Indonesia. The overall track has created a wide platform to discuss and exchange ideas and experiences among all, which will definitely help the female students and engineers in streamlining the role of them in the development of the technical society around.

The understanding about the progress of modern research has been enhanced through technical talk on recent technologies “Fostering  Global Sustainable Culture by using ICT for the GreenMetric World University Ranking Management”, provided by Dr. Riri Fitri Sari, Professor, University of Indonesia, WIE Chair, IEEE Indonesia Section.

The industrial talk “Appropriate technology for SMEs” was delivered by Ms. Agnes Iwanti, treasurer, IEEE Indonesia Section, co-founder, Multikom Global Mediatama company. The professional and technological skill development, “Blended Learning Approach of The Flipped Model for Short Course” was highlighted by Dr.  Linawati, Former head of ICT and Director of GDLN of Udayana University, Bali.

The “Education and Empowerment for women” was discussed by Dr. Hira Meidia, Vice Rector of Universitas Multimedia Nusantara, Jakarta.

The opportunities for WIE members to engage in Humanitarian activities “ IEEE SIGHT: to leverage Technology for sustainable development” was focused by Mr. Subodha Charles, IEEE SIGHT event Subcommittee member, IEEE Sri Lanka Section.

The professional, industrial, educational, leadership and Humanitarian Technology talks have created an interesting scope of knowledge sharing for the female participants. It will help them to empower themselves with appropriate guidelines about their career development in the Male-dominated Engineering profession. This track will also serve the purpose of benefiting the WIE community in Indonesia and encourage new women students, researchers and professionals in Indonesia to join IEEE and WIE. Satriyo Dharmanto , Chair, IEEE Indonesia section and Ford Lumban Gaol, Chair, TENSYMP 2016 provided a great support to make the WIE track a mega successful event.

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Celia Shahnaz, Ph.D.
2016 R10 WIE Coordinator