Daytona WIE Affinity Group


Acting Chair:    Dr. Laxima Niure Kandel                               The Daytona WIE Affinity group was was formed in 2022.
Secretary/Treasurer: Dr. Helen Hernandez

Mission & Vision:  To foster community through inclusion; provide people with soft skills to help people in their careers and to inspire each other.

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is one of the largest international professional organization dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists, and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests to a career in engineering.  Section Members with IEEE WIE membership are automatically placed into the WIE Affinity Group.  Please consider participating in our activities.  Contact Acting Chair Dr. Laxima Niure Kandel

The IEEE WIE Newsletter, June 2023
Upcoming Events:   Year-End EXCOM Meeting (virtual) on November 15, 2023 at 12 noon.  Please Email to receive link and Agenda.
Past Events
Women in Aerospace and Aviation “Expert Panel” — October 26, 2022

The Daytona Section WIE, along with the Section, presented the monthly program on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, featuring an expert panel of women engineers employed in aerospace and aviation. We welcomed Katherine Ghelarducci from the Kennedy Space Center, Caeley Looney from L3Harris, and Angie Gonzalez and Mineris Figueroa from Northrop Grumman (L-R).

Led by panel moderator and Daytona Section WIE Chair Rebecca DeMarco, panelists described how they became interested in engineering and what excited them about working in aeropsace and aviation. The importance of air superiority for the defense strategy of the U.S. was put into focus, and panelists expressed that they liked to be on the cutting edge, to come up with new solutions, and to respond to learning challenges.


We had a very good turn-out at the “Job Search Guidance Panel” Event on October 7. There was a lively discussion about corporate culture, along with tips and recommendations to succeed in applying and landing an internship or full-time position in industry, and prepare students for the ERAU Career Services job fair on October 11.  Thank you to Chair Shawn Wilkerson for participating as a mentor.