Achievements

WIE Travel Grant Recipient for IEEE TENCON’15

Heshani Mahalaksha, from IEEE WIE affinity group of University of Peradeniya, received WIE travel grants to attend and present at IEEE TENCON’15 which was held from 1st to 4th November, 2015, at Macau, China. TENCON is a premier international technical conference of IEEE Region 10 which is held annually. It aims to provide a platform for researchers, engineers and undergraduates in academia to network, present their research work and discuss the developments in emerging areas of electrical, electronics, telecommunication and computer science related fields.

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Travel Grant Recipient for IEEE WIE International Leadership Conference 2015

Nadee Seneviratne from IEEE WIE University of Moratuwa Affinity Group was selected as a travel grant recipient to attend the 2nd IEEE WIE International Leadership Conference which happened from 23rd to 25th April 2015 in San Jose, CA, USA. She is among the 22 selected volunteers in the world out of 250+ volunteers who applied for this competitive travel grant scheme. The goal of this conference was to address the unique challenges and opportunities for women and men in technology and it brought together industry leaders from around the world.

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Travel Grant Recipients for IEEE R10 SGW Congress’13

Prabhani Herath and Heshani Mahalaksha from IEEE WIE affinity group of University of Peradeniya received R10 WIE travel grants to attend IEEE SGW Congress’13. Nuwanthika Rajapaksha from WIE affinity group of University of Moratuwa and Abilashini Jeyarathnam from WIE affinity group of Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology were sponsored by IEEE Sri Lanka Section to attend the event.

The event was held from 11th to 14th July, 2013, at Hyderabad, India, with the participation of over 200 delegates, including students, young professionals, WIE members and members of IEEE executive committees, around the theme “Empowering Women and Youth to create a better tomorrow”.

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Award for the Best Content at WIE Poster Session – IEEE R10 SGW Congress’13

Sri Lanka Section WIE was awarded for the ‘best content’ at the WIE Poster Session in IEEE R10 SGW Congress’13, which was held on 13th July, 2013 at Hyderabad, India. The poster contained the major events organized by the WIE affinity groups of University of Peradeniya and University of Moratuwa. Heshani Mahalaksha and Prabhani Herath from university of Peradeniya and Nuwanthika Rajapaksha from university of Moratuwa contributed in presenting the poster. Posters were evaluated by a panel consisting of WIE executive committee members, including prof. Takako Hashimoto who was the R10 WIE coordinator at that time.

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