Energy, Water and Environment
Boosting Opportunities and Awareness
13 - 16 January 2017
American University of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Science and engineering hold important answers to key challenges like climate change and sustainable development that we have to address today. Given the current and future global need for engineering, it is imperative that all human resources are used. We need to attract young minds and involve more women into fields in which they are underrepresented.
The conference aims to increase interest among women in STEM, while raising awareness about engineers' contributions to the community. These topics are of high importance to all Arab countries and Germany. The GCC countries take the lead and establish an important center of increasing energy demand. The GCC countries rank among the highest countries in terms of energy consumption per capita. Besides the environmental benefits of improving water and energy use efficiencies, industrial competitiveness and energy security benefits are also of great importance here.
The workshop will provide opportunities for female students to gain knowledge on research and professional career options available for the fields of water/wastewater engineering and renewable energy.
The conference is realized in cooperation with the American University of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.
The event included the following panel sessions:
- Women in Engeneering and Higher Education
- Women and Careers in Research
- Shortage of Women in STEM
- Promoting Women`s Entrepreneurial Skills
- Best Practices for Attracting Women to Careers in Engeneering in the Arab States and Germany