Old Dominion University to Celebrate Annual Womengineers Day
Old Dominion University is planning its second annual Womengineers Day for Saturday, March 9. Sponsored by the College of Engineering and Technology in partnership with the Hampton Roads Technology Council and the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), the event is designed for students, professional engineers and teachers of future engineers. The free, daylong event will feature information, support systems, networking opportunities, scholarship and financial aid information, and other issues facing women in engineering. Pamela McCawley-Bell, associate professor of industrial engineering and management systems at the University of Central Florida and a motivational speaker, will be the morning plenary speaker. A former Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), McCauley-Bell is president and co-owner of Tech-Solutions.net, Inc., a small business that provides innovative technical solutions in the areas of artificial intelligence, human factors and simulation. She received her bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. in industrial engineering from the University of Oklahoma, making her the first known African-American female to be granted a doctorate in engineering in that state. Womengineers Day is free and open to the public. Elementary and high school teachers will receive recertification points for attending. For more information, call 757-683-3789.