IEEE Young Professionals for Climate Change Action Reception and Panel Discussion

Reception and Panel Discussion

IEEE Young Professionals for Climate Change Action

Organized by IEEE YP and IEEE WIE Oregon Section and Region-6 IEEE YP and IEEE WIE

Date: April 15th, 2024
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (PST)
Format: Hybrid (link to be announced)
Menu: Cash Bar and Light Refreshments

This event open to non-conference attendees; register at

Climate change presents one of the most pressing challenges of our time, demanding concerted efforts from individuals, organizations, and governments worldwide. In this context, harnessing the potential of young professionals is crucial for driving innovative solutions and catalyzing meaningful change.

Recognizing the significance of engaging young professionals in the fight against climate change, the IEEE Young Professionals program has emerged as a key player in fostering a sustainable future. The aim of the panel forum at the SusTech 2024 Conference is to highlight the pivotal role of IEEE Young Professionals in the realm of climate change, exploring their current contributions and outlining strategies for more proactive engagement.


Moderator: Amritesh Rai – IEEE YP Oregon Affinity Group Chair – Intel Corporation

Speakers: (from IEEE Climate and Sustainability Taskforce (CTSF))

  1. Sajith Wijesuriya – Postdoctoral Researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Clean Energy Solutions Center (CESC), USA
  2. Sneha Hegde – Postdoctoral Researcher / R&D Engineer at Ecole Centrale Lyon and Kapteos, France
  3. Sukanya S Meher – Member of Technical Staff at Hypres Inc, NY, USA and IEEE YP CSTF Communications Lead
  4. Naznin Akter – Module Development Engineer, Intel Corporation, USA
  5. Prantik Saha – Clean Energy Consultant at Black & Veatch, USA
  6. Kayna Trujillo – IEEE Humanitarian Technologies Board / Materials Engineer & PhD Fellow, Northwestern University & Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  7. Cybele Ghanem – Support and Implementation Engineer, Invigo Offshore, Lebanon