WiCAS at LASCAS 2023

Women in Engineering: Mentoring and Professional Development

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Quito, Ecuador

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Women in Engineering: Mentoring and Professional Development
Wednesday, 1 March 2023
2023 Latin American Symposium on Circuits and Systems (LASCAS) in Quito, Ecuador

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The relevant contributions of our invited speakers to motivate the participants and help them to involve in the new professional challenges of this area. In addition, this event seeks to share experiences that allow for creating bonds of collaboration and strengthening a community of supportive women. The audience learned about professional development, the challenges faced by, and the achievements of each panelist.


Alexandra Zimpeck
 She received a Computer Engineering degree in 2013 from the Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG), Rio Grande, Brazil, and a master's degree in computer science in 2016 from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil. She received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil, and a Ph.D. degree in Micro and Nano Systems from Toulouse University, Toulouse, France, 2019. She develops research in the areas of microelectronics, nanotechnology, embedded systems, and artificial intelligence, focusing on reliability topics such as the investigation and mitigation of process variability effects and radiation-induced soft.

Gabriela Méndez-Jerónimo 
She received the B.S. degree in electronics from the Instituto Tecnológico de San Luis Potosí México, in 2012, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electronics from INAOE, Puebla, Mexico, in 2014 and 2018, respectively. In 2016, she was an Intern with the BEOL Process Integration Group, imec, Leuven, Belgium, where she was involved with the Nano-Interconnect Program. From 2019 to 2021 she was part of the electrical department team of the Polytechnique Montréal in Montreal, Canada as postdoctoral fellow. Currently, she is working as a postdoctoral researcher with the electronics and communications group at the Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education at Ensenada (CICESE) in Baja California, México.

Andrea C. Landázuri 
She is a Professor and Researcher at the Department of Chemical Engineering at Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ (Universidad San Francisco de Quito). She has been the Co-director and founder of the Applied Circular Engineering and Simulation Research Group, GICAS since 2018. She received a master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Arizona, and in 2016 she obtained a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Environmental Engineering from the same University. At GICAS, she promotes the sustainable development of processes and products for applications related to the environment, second-generation biorefinery, cosmetics, advanced materials, electronics, veterinary, biomedicine, food, among others. She has more than 15 years of experience in scientific research and has more than 30 international publications aimed towards Green Process Engineering through creativity, innovation, multi, inter and transdisciplinary work, supported by practice, modeling and simulation.


Eliana Acurio
Full-time profesor at Escuela Politécnica Nacional (EPN-QUITO) and WiCAS at LASCAS organizer.