PNC Women in Engineering & Technology Program

2013-04-17T21:01:00Z PNC Women in Engineering & Technology ProgramContributed by PNC nwitimes.com
April 17, 2013 9:01 pm  • 

WESTVILLE | The Purdue University North Central Women in Engineering and Technology (WIE&T) will hold its final meeting of the semester on Wednesday, April 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Library-Student-Faculty Building, Room 170A, located within the cafeteria. The event is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be provided.

The winner(s) of the 2013 WIE&T Scholarship will be announced and awarded during the meeting. Applications can be obtained and must be sent by e-mail to mgarcia@pnc.edu before 5 p.m., April 22.

The program: “Geographic Information Systems” (GIS) will be presented by guest speaker, Melissa Mullins Mischke, who has been working in the geospatial industry for 20 years.

A native of La Porte County, she has produced and managed mapping projects for Niagara Mohawk, Alabama Power, Georgia Power, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Defense Mapping Agency, Maryland State Highway Administration, US Geological Survey and NIPSCO. Most recently, she has worked at La Porte County and Michigan City Sanitary District producing land records mapping and sewer utility mapping, respectively.

While technologies have changed, one thing has remained the same: GIS can be used to answer a variety of questions about the world. It is Mullins Mischke's goal to make GIS a common technology for everyone.

The PNC Women in Engineering and Technology (WIE&T) program is dedicated to recruiting and retaining female students to enrich the engineering and technology profession, making more equitable the gender participation in engineering and technology fields. The program encourages female students to succeed not only academically, but personally and professionally through seminars, talks, and discussion with guest speakers from alumni, industry and academia.

For more information, contact Martha Garcia-Saenz at 219-785- 5522, or mgarcia@pnc.edu.

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