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
Marjorie Trees Rhodes, engineer: born Washington 12 March 1930; married Charles Townsend (died 2001); died 4 April 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.
Construction must become a more welcoming industry for women if it is to thrive. Is this the end for jobs for the boys?
Forget all the outdated ideas of what studying a STEM subject entails, Mona Tabbara talks to current students about the reality at university