On Wednesday, February 11, our office and the IIT Society of Women Engineers hosted a delegation from WorldChicago of seven distinguished Women in STEM on Illinois Tech’s Main Campus.

The delegation on an informal campus tour with Program Coordinator, Gladis Herst.
Visiting the Idea Shop's prototyping lab.
Visiting the Idea Shop’s prototyping lab.











The delegation of women met with the IIT Society of Women Engineers for lunch and shared inspiring stories about their experiences as women in STEM fields in different countries.

The group of visitors included:

  • Ms. Phatsimo Matshediso
    Junior Researcher, Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation
  • Ms. Wai Yun Luk
    Environmental Protection Officer, Environmental Protection Department, Hong Kong, S.A.R.
  • Mrs. Nina Marlena
    Project Assistant and Map Coordinator, Jakarta Office, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Indonesia
  • Dr. Svetlana Chachashvili-Bolotin
    Senior Researcher, Center for Economic and Social Research, Israel
  • Dr. Alicia Morales Reyes
    Associate Researcher, Computer Science Department, Optics and Electronics, National Institute of Astrophysics, Tonantzintla, Puebla, Mexico
  • Ms. Magdalena Maciejewska
    Director, Department of Science, Ministry of Higher Education and Science, Republic of Poland
  • Dr. Nilufar Mamadalieva
    Senior Scientific Researcher, Institute of the Chemistry of Plant Substances, Uzbekistan

A big thank you to WorldChicago and the IIT Society of Women Engineers for collaborating with us for this event!
Photos courtesy of Brittany Lynk


WorldChicago Women in STEM Delegation visits Illinois Tech!