Over 100 female engineers, mathematicians and scientists from across the UK recently gathered for an event at the Houses of Parliament.
President of Institution of Engineering and Technology, Naomi Climer, received an Honorary Doctorate of the University of Huddersfield for services to engineering and gender equality.
Autocar has recognised twenty female workers at Jaguar Land Rover as some of the brightest and most influential stars in a new Top 100 Most Influential British Women in the Automotive Industry report.
Troup Bywaters + Anders have been crowned winners of the Excellence in Social Responsibility (Up to 249 employees) category at the annual Investors in People Awards 2016, the leading industry event recognising high performance in people management.
The Royal Academy of Engineering, with support from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, has launched a programme of visiting teaching engineers (VTEs) which will place 15 professional women engineers into teaching roles in further education (FE) colleges across the UK.
The list, compiled by the Telegraph in collaboration with the Women’s Engineering Society features the UK’s top influential female engineers chosen from almost 900 nominations. The list includes WISE Board member Dr Nina Skorupska and many WISE Corporate and Educational Members.
Women are still encountering difficulties with ill-fitting personal protective equipment at work causing discomfort and putting their safety at risk, according to a Prospect survey.
“We are encouraging anyone interested in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) to apply – you will be able start on a salary of £10,000 from your first day, work towards a professional qualification, and take your first step into a lifelong career.”
The company’s strategy to attract, develop and retain talent is working: last year saw a 20% increase in the number of graduates joining the business – a third of whom are women.
To tackle the issue, various national campaigns have been launched in recent months, one of the more notable ones by EDF Energy, aiming to inspire teenage girls to pursue science-based careers after new research revealed a third don’t think they are clever enough for such jobs.
Held at Booths Park, Knutsford, in conjunction with WISE, the campaign to improve gender balance in science, technology and engineering, the breakfast meeting attracted more than 50 business leaders from the nuclear, engineering, construction and professional services sectors.
Professor Danielle George, Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering and Vice Dean for Teaching and Learning at the University of Manchester, thinks the Internet of Things will serve to inspire the next generation of engineers. That’s why she’s backing a competition that will produce exciting new examples of connectivity.
University of Edinburgh: Number of women in high performance computing and science in general is worryingly low, says scholar who leads group for female academics in her field.