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Westminster Computer Science Academic appointed as STEM Committee Member by International Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Computer Science and Software Engineering 28 September 2017


Dr Anastassia Angelopoulou, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Westminster, has been appointed for 2 years as STEM committee member by the International Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) to support the growing activities, services and outward engagement in the UK and Ireland Section.

The IEEE STEM Learning has a strategy and a passion for supporting schools and colleges in delivering talks, lectures and workshops to students on science and engineering. Her role and responsibilities will include actively develop strategies for engaging the Section membership in STEM activities, liaise with STEMNET & Royal Academy of Engineering initiatives and develop collaboration plans, participate and help in the organisation of national events (e.g. upcoming IEEE event at Westminster), and raising funds for STEM activities in the Section.

Dr Anastassia Angelopoulou is also a Certified STEM Ambassador for the central South England Hub, which covers Hampshire & the Isle of Wight, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. Dr Angelopoulou has always been committed to engage more schoolgirls to purse educational pathways on STEM related subjects (e.g. games). Her passion on teaching mathematics and computer graphics has been recognised, alongside her colleagues, in the recent University "Teaching Excellence Team Awards 2017" ceremony.

The UK and Ireland Section of the IEEE has over 10,000 members and is part of Region 8 which covers Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Section arranges keynote lectures and many other events throughout the UK and Ireland including those organised by the Chapters of the IEEE Technical Societies.

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