Video: WE Local San Jose Keynote Speaker Monica Moya
WE Local San Jose Welcome Reception Keynote Speaker Monica Moya, who empowers students in STEM, explains why you don’t have to fit in to belong.
Research Engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Welcome Reception Keynote: Friday, February 24 at 7:00 P.M.
Monica Moya is a first-generation Hispanic college graduate who received her B.S. in Engineering from Northwestern University and her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology. She has been committed to empowering students in STEM. As a research engineer at the Center for Micro and Nano Technology at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Moya is the principal investigator for a project dedicated to 3D print of living blood vessels onto electrodes for chemical testing outside the body. Moya was recently recognized by the Empower Her Institute with a Millennial Leader Award, which recognizes accomplished professionals under 40 who are working for the advancement of girls and women in the arts, business, public service and STEM fields.
About WE Local
WE Local offers networking, learning and outreach activities with businesses and fellow technical women who live or work in the area. Educational workshops and engaging sessions provide professional development designed specifically for women in engineering and technology. Attendees have the opportunity to meet with potential employers and connect with colleagues while developing their skills.
WE Local conferences are innovative, collaborative events. SWE sections along with SWE Headquarters work together to “Meet Locally. Learn Socially.” The purpose of these conferences is to bring the excitement, energy, and learning environment of SWE’s annual conference directly to the member’s backyard.
Upcoming WE Local 2017 conferences:
WE Local Pune
March 22-24, 2017
WE Local Amsterdam
May 17-19, 2017