National Women in Engineering Day 2015: Women in Engineering Change the World!
23 June 2015
For National Women in Engineering Day, the Faculty of Engineering at University College London invited young people and their teachers to participate in a celebration day event on the 23rd of June from 10am to 2pm at University College London Bloomsbury Campus, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT.
The event was packed with inspiring talks, interactive sessions as well as speed-networking sessions. There was a panel discussion with Professor Mark Miodownik (CNIE's Public Engagement Leader), Professor Marc-Olivier Coppens (Director of CNIE), Professor Clare Elwell from Medical Physics and Bioengineering and Dr Sally Day from Electronic and Electrical Engineering on STEM careers and personal journeys into engineering.
Participants had an opportunity to make and design their own invention during our hands-on session working together with other young people but also with our STEM Ambassadors who will be acting as mentors. The speed-networking session brought 30 engineers at different stages of their career or degree from a wide range of engineering sectors in industry, academia and government to share their experiences. This celebration day aimed to encourage and motivate girls and young women to become future engineers in diverse and exciting engineering areas such as Nature-Inspired, Biochemical, Chemical, Civil, Environmental, Electronic, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer Science, Management and Bioengineering.