Women in Combustion

Women in Combustion (WiC) is made up of industry professionals, students, professors and government workers whose goal is to promote and advance women in the field of combustion. All women in our international combustion community have the opportunity to participate in networking sessions, discussion groups, and coffee breaks at conferences.

The initial meeting of Women in Combustion convened at the 5th US National Combustion Institute meeting, 25 through 28 March 2007, in San Diego, CA, United States. It is our goal to conduct WiC gatherings at every conference.

More recently, the 38th International Symposium on Combustion, hosted by the Australia New Zealand Section, was held as a virtual event. In order to preserve the intent of an in-person WiC meeting, the organizers created an online forum for discussion on the free communication platform, Discord.

Benefits of participating in WiC

WiC participants become part of a network of combustion professionals who work in industry, academia and government that allow women to exchange ideas, find collaborators and advance their careers. Participants also develop online networking and support groups.

WiC organizers hope to continue to use Discord, and are working on ways to expand opportunities to connect there. Updates regarding Discord can be found on The Combustion Institute news blog.

We invite you all to join the discussion on Discord. Click here to join.