Date: Nov. 19, 2010
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
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PNC Women in Engineering and Technology Meeting
Westville – The Purdue University North Central Women in Engineering and Technology (WIE&T) will meet Monday Nov. 29 at 11:15 a.m. The meeting is free and open to the public. A light Lunch will be provided.
Guest speaker Martha Lee will discuss "The Importance of Developing Your Brand" from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This will be a fun talk that will encourage how to let one's light shine and let one's name be recognized as being a great person.
Lee has bachelor's and master's degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue and an MBA from University of Massachusetts. She is responsible for the development and testing of low-level device drivers that allow radar mode designers to interact with a state-of-the-art Field Programmable Gate Array hardware. In her role, she interfaces with a multi-disciplinary team of hardware, software and system engineers.
She is a member of the New Hire Development Team for the Software Engineering Center, assisting with the on-boarding of new hires. She works closely with Talent Acquisitions and the IT control point to ensure new employees feel welcome and have someone they can ask questions. Lee is the president of the Raytheon Women's Network for El Segundo, a 7,000-employee facility. She directs the group to achieve the organization's goals of career development, retention, recruitment and community service. Under her leadership, the network has doubled in size to 700 members.
Her team organized the 2010 Regional Women's conference with another Raytheon business (Missile Systems) in Tucson, Ariz. This multi-site conference had 500 Raytheon women and men in attendance. She is an active participant of the Diversity Council for her business, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. As part of the recruitment goals for the organization, she is the point-of-contact for SAS for the Grace Hopper Conference for Women in Computing, which is in collaboration with three Raytheon business, Network Centric Systems, Missile Systems and Intelligence and Information Systems. She also teaches an introductory Matlab class for the Advance Technical Engineering Program to a wide cross section of the engineering community at the El Segundo campus in California.
The PNC Women in Engineering and Technology (WIE&T) program is dedicated to recruiting and retaining female students to enrich the engineering and technology profession, making more equitable the gender participation in technology fields. The program encourages female students to succeed not only academically, but personally and professionally through seminars, talks, and discussion with guest speakers from alumni, industry and academia.