2015 Activities

But you are a woman - experiences as female scientist in Silicon Valley

Dear ladies,

The Female Faculty Network Twente invites you to a networking lunch lecture:

“But You’re a Woman: Experiences as female scientist in Silicon Valley”

Featuring Dr. Marci Meingast

on 23 March 2015 from 12.30 till 14.00 hrs.

In the Faculty Club

Dr. Marci Meingast shares her adventures going from academia to industry, moving from the world of special effects to user interface design to agricultural robotics.

Working at both large companies as well as a tiny startup, she shares the differences

in work culture and her takeaways from being a woman in tech.

Marci is a Senior Scientist at Blue River Technology in Silicon Valley. Her work at the intersection of machine learning, computer vision, and usability have taken her from working in media tools at Adobe, to being a project lead at Intel in advance media interactions, to her current role at an agricultural robotics startup.

She received her PhD at the University of California, Berkeley and is an avid saxophone player, art enthusiast, and life-long Beatles fan.

Please reply if you want to join this lunch lecture by sending an e-mail to: ffnt@utwente.nl. The number of places is limited and offered on the first come first serve basis.

If you cannot attend the event after registration, please cancel in writing to contain the costs of the event. Thank you for your understanding.

Looking forward to seeing you in this inspiring lecture!

Kind regards on behalf of FFNT,

Prof. Liudvika Leisyte, Chair

Upcoming FFNT activities:

•March 9, 2015 International Woman’s Day celebration (in cooperation with OBP-VN)

•April 13, 2015 10 Year’s Anniversary FFNT International Conference (featuring Prof. Sandra Harding)

FFNT embraces diversity and promotes female academic leadership: www.utwente.nl/ffnt If you have suggestions for the FFNT Board, please contact the FFNT Board at ffnt@utwente.nl