Lehigh Valley WIE Planning Meeting


Attendees: Bonnie Rohde, Carole Baddour, Maria Soledad Cohen, Christine Gerveshi, Betty Nelson, Xiaochen Guo.

This is a planning meeting for the Lehigh Valley WIE Affinity Group. Interested Lehigh Valley Section WIE members are welcome to attend.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 07 Feb 2022
  • Time: 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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  • Starts 06 January 2022 03:00 PM
  • Ends 07 February 2022 08:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge



Old Business

  • Panel Discussion Event with Lehigh University SWE (Lead: Xiaochen Guo):
  • The event will be renamed Lehigh Valley IEEE WIE and CS Networking and Mentorship Event for Students
  • The event will by jointly hosted by WIE and CS. Bonnie will be the moderator.
  • Christine will provide a list of Panelists to Bonnie. Christine will contact all panelists to let them know to create 2-3 slides about themselves, to talk for 4-5 minutes.
  • Bonnie will produce a flyer for the event; Bonnie, Carole and Maria will then publicize the event to their students, to aim for a larger audience.


  • Science Research Institute at Albright College (Lead: Bonnie Rhode):
  • Bonnie met with Adele Slade, the SRI director.
  • A date of April 13th at 6pm is tentatively proposed; limit attendees to 20 or 30. Possibility of hybrid meeting; Bonnie will check if her equipment supports this.
  • Possible need for tech/eng experts to speak at SRI in the future; their list of outreach programs is large.


New Business

  • Al Rotz offered to contact Prof. Karen Panetta from Tufts as a potential speaker. It was decided that Al should ask, potentially for September. The meeting could be virtual or hybrid depending on her preference.
  • Carole Carey, the Region 2 WIE Chair, dropped in to talk to us.

    • It was agreed that we should attend a special R2 meeting on March 14th at 7:30pm, to introduce ourselves to the R2 WIE representatives. We will talk about the Panel Discussion Event.
    • Her follow-up email covers funding and being added to the R2 WIE email list.


Next Planning Meeting: March 7th, 2022, 7:30pm.