Chicago Chapter: EmPOWERment Forum 2022

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Please join us for the return of our annual EmPOWERment Forum!

After making the tough decision to cancel the in-person event for the last two years, we are so excited to finally celebrate in-person once again. The agenda features an impressive keynote speaker, a celebration of our accomplishments over the last two years, and of course, opportunities to network and engage with current and future leaders in the industry. The event will also feature cocktails and a plated dinner! We are so excited to have Dr. Shirley Meng as our keynote speaker this year to discuss "Becoming WISE - Women in Science and Energy".

Dr. Y. Shirley Meng received her Ph.D. in Advance Materials for Micro & Nano Systems from the Singapore-MIT Alliance in 2005, after which she worked as a postdoc research fellow and became a research scientist at MIT. Shirley currently holds the Zable Chair Professor in Energy Technologies and professor in Materials Science & NanoEngineering at University of California San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Meng is the principal investigator of the research group - Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion (LESC). She is the founding Director of Sustainable Power and Energy Center (SPEC) (2005-2020). In 2020, she is named as the inaugural director of Institute for Materials Discovery and Design (IMDD). Dr. Meng received several prestigious awards, including the Faraday Medal of Royal Chemistry Society (2020), International Battery Association Battery IBA Research Award (2019), Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists Finalist (2018), American Chemical Society ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Young Investigator Award (2018), C.W. Tobias Young Investigator Award of the Electrochemical Society (2016) and NSF CAREER Award (2011). Dr. Meng is elected Fellow of Electrochemical Society (FECS) and Fellow of Materials Research Society (FMRS). She is the author and co-author of more than 250 peer-reviewed journal articles, two book chapters and five issued patents. she is the Editor-in-Chief for Materials Research Society MRS Energy & Sustainability Research Website.

Event Pricing:
Members: $20
Non-Members: $25

Registration Deadline:
September 12, 2022

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking will be available or we highly encourage utilizing ride share services.

Walk-in Policy:
Unfortunately, we cannot accept walk-ins for this event.

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Recordings Prohibited:
WEN is an organization that provides educational opportunities to members and nonmembers; however, recording of the presentation, speaker, and / or content is prohibited. The presentation is property of the speaker and/or their organization and is not to be removed from the event without prior written consent. The Board may and will take remedial action against any individual, member, or any program participant in the event of non-adherence to this policy. Such action may range from a private or company-led warning, to suspension of WEN membership for a stated term or a prohibition on attending future WEN events. 

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9/14/2022 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Central Daylight Time
Galleria Marchetti 825 W Erie St Chicago, IL 60642 UNITED STATES

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