Engineering students at Ahmedabad University received a double shot in the arm at the IEEE Gujarat Section WIE (Women In Engineering) Affinity Group Award Ceremony 2021. Under the mentorship of Sanket Patel and Kuntal Patel, professors at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the WIE (Women In Engineering) Affinity Group of IEEE Ahmedabad University Student Branch won the Outstanding WIE Student Branch Award. This Award is given to the WIE Student Branch that has conducted events encouraging women development and empowerment in the field of STEM during the last three years. Ahmedabad’s WIE Student Branch conducts several events, two of the flagship ones being the highly successful Women’s Day marathon, Marathonology, and Udgam – an entrepreneurship competition.
Aanshi Patwari, BTech in Information and Communication Technology, Class of 2022, won the Outstanding WIE Volunteer Award at the ceremony. This award is given to an exceptional volunteer who has served in multiple events and contributed towards women empowerment in the field of STEM for more than two years. Aanshi was the chairperson of the WIE (Women In Engineering) Affinity Group of IEEE Ahmedabad University Student Branch for 2021. Besides being an active participant, she helped in acquiring sponsorships and forging collaborations for various events. For Marathonology, Aanshi managed to receive sponsorship from Ultrapop for complete funding, while for the event Interestship, she helped collaborate with Clique for increased promotion that would help reach multiple women developers in STEM.