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The MTT-S MGA WIM Subcommittee: Who We Are and What We Do!

The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Women in Microwaves (WIM) Subcommittee is dedicated to building a network of women in microwaves that attracts, scales, and connects. We do that by promoting women engineers/scientists in the microwave community, attracting women graduate students and professionals to join MTT-S, and increasing the visibility of women within MTT-S. In an article published in IEEE Microwave Magazine in January, I introduce the members of our committee and talk about the objectives we set out to accomplish throughout 2022 through print, events, and digital. You can catch up on all the details here.

In the print area, we had a WIM column appear in every issue of IEEE Microwave Magazine, as well as a two-part special focus column in February and March highlighting the research being done by 21 women within MTT-S. We welcome our readers and MTT-S members to reach out to us to contribute a column.

To support our second goal pertaining to events, whether live or virtual, the committee regularly organizes, presents at and/or simply attends a variety of WIM activities held at numerous conferences and technical events throughout the year.

Our third goal has to do with our always-on presence that can be found on our mtt.org site using the quick link mtt.org/wim. On this site you can find everything to do with Women in Microwaves, including background information on the organization and subcommittee members, as well as recent and archived WIM columns appearing in IEEE Microwave Magazine, monthly blog posts, upcoming events, recent news, and more.

Reflecting back on 2022, I’m very excited by the hard work, enthusiasm, energy, and ideas that the WIM community at large works toward in support of the goals of the WIM subcommittee. Looking forward into 2023, we will continue to grow and support our MTT-S women engineers through print and digital, as well as expanding our presence at MTT-S conference and events. Stay up to date on our latest articles, blogs, videos, and all future events by regularly visiting mtt.org/wim. Lastly, if you’ve not yet connected with a WIM member, reach out today and help us continue to grow our community of women within MTT-S.

Here is the complete article:


-Sherry Hess
WIM Chair 2022