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Where are all the women? Why 99% of construction site workers are male

Published on 19 May 2015

When Philippa Tuttiett started helping her dad on building sites at the age of 10, it could have been an obvious beginning to a career in construction. But it wasn’t until years later, after encouragement from her university lecturer, that she realised it could be a genuine career move for a woman.

Marjorie Townsend: Electrical engineer who joined Nasa and became the first woman to manage the launch of a US spacecraft

Published on 18 May 2015

Marjorie Trees Rhodes, engineer: born Washington 12 March 1930; married Charles Townsend (died 2001); died 4 April 2015.

#girlswithtoys: women remind Twitter they are scientists too

Published on 18 May 2015

Female scientists from all over the world have taken to Twitter to post pictures of themselves with tools and equipment from their workplaces alongside the hashtag #girlswithtoys.

Can a bold new scheme aimed at young women smash the gender imbalance in construction?

Published on 9 May 2015

Construction must become a more welcoming industry for women if it is to thrive. Is this the end for jobs for the boys?

'Studying science is one of the best ways to change lives'

Published on 7 May 2015

Forget all the outdated ideas of what studying a STEM subject entails, Mona Tabbara talks to current students about the reality at university

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