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Celebrating National Women in Engineering Day

Women in EngineeringWMG was pleased to welcome 22 girls from the WMG Academy for Young Engineers, to a special ‘Magnificent Women and their Flying Machines’ event, in celebration of National Women in Engineering Day.

The event was set up by the Women's Engineering Society (WES) to commemorate the work of early women engineering pioneers during the First World War. At the workshop the girls were tasked with designing and building aircraft wings, taking inspiration from the work of these women. Women in Engineering Day

Shaheen Charlwood, Senior Teaching Fellow at WMG, explained: “The event was designed to inspire the next generation of female engineers, and in turn encourage them to consider engineering as a possible career.

WW1“Some girls see engineering as a non-traditional career choice, and by showing them through our outreach activity that women have in fact been successfully carrying out these roles for 100 years, we can begin to change their perceptions.”

WMG has a proven track record of supporting women in STEM, providing a multi disciplinary setting where people from different backgrounds can work together and develop their careers within both higher education and industry.

Fri 01 Jul 2016, 15:40 | Tags: WMG Academy Athena Swan STEM Education