Come join us for open floor discussions, Q+A’s, and presentations on the diversity and inclusion efforts conducted by the IAC Women for Energy Efficiency network from August 2020 through June 2021!
Anyone connected to the WE network or the IAC Program is encouraged to attend!
Last year we had an even mix of current students, IAC alumni, IAC staff, center directors, WE2 Mentors, and professional industry contacts.
Edit: A recording of the meeting has made available on the https://iac.university/we2 along with the WE2 and IAC Diversity Metrics presentation slides.
The Rutgers CAES Team Hosts:
Sara Neiss, Graduate Staff Engineer and WE2 Program Manager
Kelly Baber, Center Energy Engineer
Sush Singh, Student Engineer
The IAC All Woman Assessment Panel
This year we celebrate the IAC Program’s first all woman energy assessment. The Intermountain Industrial Assessment Center at University of Utah conducted an energy assessment with a diverse all woman team including female faculty and student leadership, international students, and students from sophomore to PhD educational levels. The facility assessed produces automotive safety products. Their annual electricity bill was around 20.4 million kWh, and resulted in 6 recommendations touching on compressed air, insulating bare equipment, fuel switch, and creating an energy manager position.
What is the importance of having the opportunity to conduct an assessment with an all woman team vs a team with equal representation?
What are the obstacles to creating all-female teams in the IAC environment? How do we help overcome these obstacles?
Do we as a group need to draw attention to all-female efforts or does that reduce the impact of their work by focusing on their gender?
Dr. Julie Sieving (Faculty Lead) – IIAC Co-Director
Sai Pandit – Junior Chemical Engineer
Abby Hall – Sophomore Chemical Engineer
Yunzhi Chen – PhD Chemical Engineer
Moriah Henning – IIAC Staff Engineer and IIAC Alumni