Come and join us to develop your digital skills and learn more about editing Wikipedia. Help to celebrate brilliant women engineers by creating and improving their pages on the world’s favourite online historical record.
Complete beginners and experienced editors, all are welcome to attend – we’ll provide training for anyone new to editing. If you already have some wiki editing experience, we can help you improve your skills and learn a few new tricks. If you’ve spotted an article that needs improving, bring along your queries and we’ll see what we can do to help. Suggestions for articles to improve and create will also be provided, along with research resources.
Training will take place 09:30-10:00 with the Wikithon drop-in running 10:00-14:00. Please sign up for this FREE event on Eventbrite.
You are also welcome to attend the Women Like Me session on women’s mentoring running between 12:00 and 14:00; please sign up here.
The project team, led by Dr Udonna Okeke, took BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicity) girls from City Academy Bristol to the Rolls Royce site in Filton for half a day. They received an inspirational presentation session by successful women at Rolls Royce from across the world, tours around the different facilities and a networking session with senior leadership and employees of Rolls Royce.
Udonna told us:
“The students left the event highly inspired, knowing that they can be the next generation of engineers that can impact the world.”
The Leaders Awards are celebrating British Science Week 2019 by holding an Engineering Extravaganza in which they will hold two ‘Meet an Engineer’ interviews engineers every school day, starting from 8th March.
During British Science Week 2019 there will be two Live Online Engineer Events each day, available to all schools registered for the Scottish Engineering, Primary Engineer and Secondary Engineer Leaders Awards featuring:
Jenny Roberts a Mechatronic Engineer – Friday 8/3/19, 10.30 am-11.30 am
These events are expecting to very popular, so the Leaders Awards are recommending that schools who want to take part register their interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible citing the relevant engineer’s name and your school name in the subject line of the email.
Following a very successful online presentation for the Leaders Award in January by Rachel Kirkwood, graduate engineer at Peter Brett Associates and participant in our Women Like Me programme, she was invited back to deliver another! Rachel’s second presentation took place on Thursday 28th February 2019, reaching 1161 pupils in 10 schools across the UK.
Before the presentation, Rachel gave a taster of what she’d be talking about, and it sounds like she made a great impression on the students in her talk:
“We just wanted to say thank you very much for organising this event. Our pupils found Rachel’s talk very interesting and they were inspired by her passion for her job and for her enthusiastic responses to all of the questions. Thank you from all of us at Craigrothie Primary School.”
The Leaders Award is supported by UWE Bristol and asks children “If you were an engineer, what would you do?”. This free competition asks students to find a problem, invent a solution, draw it, explain and send it in. Pupils are encouraged to both interview engineers and watch the online interviews. If you’d like to take part in the Leaders Award as an engineer or school, please get in touch with the team.
Applications for grants of up to £3,000 for projects which
enhance student learning (inside or outside of the curriculum) through
practical, community-based activities are still being accepted until Monday 1
Applications must be led by a current UWE Bristol student or
staff member, and must also identify a lead community partner who should be
involved in development of the application. If you have a good idea but need
help finding a suitable community partner, please contact email@example.com.
Projects should have a positive impact on the local community in one of the
theme areas: Schools and Education; Sustainability or Stronger Communities.
Women Like Me – Boosting mentoring for women in STEM in
the West of England
West of England is home to an impressive list of STEM industries, and all
are working to improve participation for women in STEM. As well as recruiting more
women into STEM, we also need to think about retaining our talented workforce.
Mentoring Schemes can help to do just that, with research showing that
mentoring from other experienced women is a key factor in creating a welcoming
Children from Years 4 to 8 from across the region are invited to share their own science investigations at the Great Science Share for Schools.
The aim of the Great Science Share is to nurture kids’ natural curiosity by providing an opportunity for them to pose a scientific question, plan a way to investigate their question, and then share their investigation with new audiences. This promotes child-centred learning as well as giving children a chance to communicate their projects in a non-competitive, inclusive environment.
You can read more about the Great Science Share, access the inspiration wall and find out how you can support your class’ project on the annual campaign website. So have a read and sign up your class to take part in the Bristol and Bath event on Tuesday 18th June 10-2 pm, hosted by UWE Bristol (Frenchay Campus, BS34 8QZ).
Scientists and engineers from STEM research and industry will also be attending the free event – there to be inspired by your children’s fantastic questions and ideas, as well as to display cutting-edge technology from their industries.
Entry: Each ticket admits up to eight children with two adults. Each class can apply for a ticket, so schools can bring different groups from multiple classes. Home educators are also welcome with group displays.
UWE Bristol is hosting the Bristol and Bath Great Science Share in association with Curiosity Connections Bristol, Bath Spa University, and the Association for Science Education West.
The Leaders Award is a free competition for children in which you can challenge your pupils to come up with engineering solutions to everyday problems. But the deadline (27th March) is fast approaching…
Kids taking part in the Leaders Award are encouraged to talk to local engineers, but also have the opportunity to tune into live interviews with scientists and pose their questions to these experts.
Get your school registered to take part in the Leaders Award.
If your school wants to be involved in any of the interviews please register your interest via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will keep you posted on their schedule. And you can read more about it here: leadersaward 2019 flyer.
The awards are supported by the University of the West of England, Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S).