Dr Surekha Deshmukh

Chair – 2023

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Dear IEEE members,

Greetings from IEEE Pune Section!

For me, It is been a journey of around 22 years as a volunteer of IEEE. Here comes 2023 , With immense pride, I am happy to take up the responsibility of IEEE Pune Section as the first Woman Chair.

Pune Section is known for its unique and creative programs with holistic approach of benefiting society.I feel proud to get associated with flagship events as EuReka, PuneCon, and witness tremendous contribution of STEM to STEAM initiative, different Special Interest groups.

Year 2023, brings to us another opportunity to work together and provide maximum benefits to our students, Young professionals, researchers, academia, and industry members.

The priority of team 2023 is to extend every support towards making all efforts of OUs , fruitful to our member base. With the support from Execom members and volunteers, we envision to start new programs aligned with the call for action on Climate Change, Engineering Education and involvement of youth to achieve tangible outcomes, and bringing positive difference to society at large.

Very happy to announce 2 programs at Pune Section in the year 2023, mainly focusing on building a strong ecosystem of Women professionals and students.

Being a Women : Dialogue Series

What do we aim to achieve through this dialogue series is to bring woman professionals from different areas of specialization including engg, medical arts, science , mathematics , law, agriculture , architecture, women with contribution at academia, industry ,defense organizations, administrative services , entrepreneurs, etc and make a complete picture of their contributions to society. Hear their stories , experiences and get inspired.

Pune Section’s Student Congress

Togetherness is a strength! Pune Section’s Annual Student Congress aims to create a common platform for all student members to build a culture of togetherness, collaborate, learn from each other, and strengthen the section. Create more opportunities for students for building their identity and represent the section as a volunteer at National as well as Global Levels. With the help of society chapters, affinity groups, special interest groups, membership development and Industry Relation committee, I am sure to deliver the best to the community through diverse activities including seminars, workshops, training, Faculty and student development programs, Industry visits, conferences, techno-social events, etc.

I appeal to all members of Pune Section to join this volunteering movement. I look forward to having another super exciting year filled with rocking events.

Best wishes !!

Dr Surekha Deshmukh
Chair- IEEE Pune Section