Fellowship for Women In Science – An Update from IIScAANA midwest chapter

The IISc Alumni Association Midwest chapter of the USA is championing a program for
undergraduate women’s fellowships to increase the number of women in science and
technology. The program started in 2022 with the award of three fellowships:
Each student is awarded a fellowship for four years. Three more fellowships were
awarded in 2023. The program has been successful and received positive feedback
from the students and IISc.

Our goal is to fund three fellows annually for four years, totaling 12 fellowships. To
ensure sustainability, were creating an Undergraduate Women’s Fellowship
Endowment Fund. We need your help to reach our goal of a $400,000 endowment.
Invest in women’s education and change the world. Join us in empowering women to
make a lasting impact.

Your generosity can make a significant impact on the lives of women students. By
contributing through https://iisc-foundation.networkforgood.com/projects/202121-iisc-
aana-midwest-chapter-fundraiser, you can support the women’s fellowship under the
IISc-AANA sponsorship.

Well-wishers in India can donate at
science. Your donation can help provide much-needed resources and support for
women students, empowering them to achieve their academic goals and succeed in
their chosen fields. We invite you to make a lasting difference in the lives of these
talented and deserving students by donating today. We appreciate your support!

IISc AANA – Midwest chapter

IISc AANA Annual Conference 2023 this Fri/Sat – Dec 8th and 9th. Register and Join.

IISc AANA Annual Conference 2023 is here – Dec 8th and 9th. Register and Join.

The much awaited annual conference is here this weekend. Check out the latest agenda and register!

Event registration link 

Detailed Agenda

Sponsorship Levels

Dec 8th Afternoon – Keynote address by Dr. Govindan Rangarajan, IISc Director

The agenda will include prominent speakers from Alumni, industry, academia and research. The detailed agenda coming soon.

This is an annual event where several hundred IISc US alumni from academia and industry participate. In this event we invite distinguished speakers and panelists to discuss the future of technology, scientific research, industrial growth, women in leaders, entrepreneurship, young alumni and Indo-US collaborations.

  • What – IIScAANA Annual Conference 2023
  • Where – Beckman Center at UC Irvine, California
  • When – Dec. 8-9, 2023
  • Event registration link
Mrinalini Lakshminarayanan

Co-Chair, IISc AANA

Head of Industry 4.0 Innovation,


Rama Chellappa

Co-Chair, IISc AANA

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor,

Johns Hopkins University

Cauligi Raghavendra

President Southern California AANA,

Vice Dean for Global Engagement, USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

Plan your travel, family activities and stay:

Timing: Events start Dec 8th 2pm, end with the dinner on Dec 9th 8:30pm.

Airports: John Wayne/Orange county (SNA) 4.3 miles, Long beach (LGB) 22 miles, Los Angeles(LAX) 42 miles

Airport transportation: The most economical way to travel from LAX to Irvine would be to take the shared ride vans that head from the airport to different places in Irvine- shared ride vans companies are Prime Time Shuttle and Super shuttle. Another option that is available is Shuttle To LAX.

Hotels:(no block reservations made since many are staying with family/friends). Here are some list of closeby hotels Ayres Hotel and Suites, Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel , Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, Marriott Irvine, Newport Beach Marriott Bayview.

Parking at event venue: Parking is free and available for the participants at the Beckmann center.

Family/student activities being planned: UCI university walking tour for prospective students, Career planning workshops, Creative workshops etc.