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BAE Systems wins National Apprenticeship Award

Published on 29 January 2016

Global defence, aerospace and security company BAE Systems was last night revealed as the BT Macro Employer of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards at an exclusive ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House.

Government demands gender equality in transport sector

Published on 29 January 2016

Thousands of road and rail apprenticeship announced, with targets to be written into supplier contracts to bring more women into technical roles

Dorothée Pullinger: The woman who built a car for women

Published on 28 January 2016

It is exactly 30 years since pioneering car engineer Dorothée Aurélie Marianne Pullinger passed away in Guernsey. For enthusiasts she is fondly recognised for the Galloway car, which was made by women in south west Scotland for the women of the world.

Imperial hosts WISE event exploring how gender diversity drives innovation

Published on 26 January 2016

The discussion was the first knowledge sharing event hosted by a university for WISE.

Finalists are announced in top programme for Women in Tech: 2016 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards

Published on 26 January 2016

34 women recognised for changing the face of technology in the UK are named today as finalists in the sixth annual FDM everywoman in Technology Awards in association with techUK.

Ben Howlett leads debate on increasing diversity in STEM careers

Published on 25 January 2016

Ben Howlett, the MP for Bath, recently secured a debate in Parliament on increasing diversity in STEM, having worked in conjunction with the House of Commons to host a digital debate on Twitter using #WomenInSTEM.

Torness Nuclear Power Station apprentice Stefany Chisholm hopes to inspire more girls into technical roles

Published on 24 January 2016

EDF ambassador Stefany Chisholm from East Lothian says it's a good time for girls to get into roles traditionally dominated by men.

Teachers must tell girls they 'belong' in science, says NASA's chief scientist

Published on 23 January 2016

Ellen Stofan, who has held a number of roles at the US space agency since the early 1990s, said she had often felt the need to “fake” that she belonged at the organisation because she is a woman.

Woman chair appointed for engineering consultancy group

Published on 21 January 2016

The Association for Consultancy and Engineering [ACE] has announced that Lady Barbara Judge, CBE, has been appointed as chairman of the organisation’s Advisory Board as part of its diversity commitments.

Rise of the robots might hit women hardest, economists say

Published on 18 January 2016

Many futurists and economists predict automation, robots, and artificial intelligence will take human jobs. It might not happen, of course, but if it does women will lose more jobs than men, a report has claimed.

4 inspiring women shaping the future of the STEM workforce

Published on 11 January 2016

Profiles of several graduate students and faculty members on their efforts, STEM-focused projects and thoughts on the future of women in scientific fields.

Female engineers publish in better journals but get fewer citations

Published on 8 January 2016

Filtering for engineering journals from 2008 to 2013, the team gathered 679,338 articles with one million co-authors, assigning gender using a separate database of male and female first names.

Gender gap in UK degree subjects doubles in eight years, Ucas study finds

Published on 5 January 2016

Women outnumber men in 112 of 180 degree subjects, with females from poorer backgrounds 50% more likely to go to university than their male counterparts.

Saving Bletchley Park

Published on 4 January 2016

This is a story about saving Bletchley Park, one of the UK’s most important sites of historical significance.

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