Women Like Me engineer Rachel Kirkwood engages another 1161 pupils for Leaders Award

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 … Continue reading “Women Like Me engineer Rachel Kirkwood engages another 1161 pupils for Leaders Award”

FREE event: Women Like Me – Boosting mentoring for women in STEM in the West of England

As our Royal Academy of Engineering funded project, Women Like Me, draws to a close for this year, we are hosting a celebration event at UWE Bristol: Wednesday 3rd April 2019 12-2 pm Bristol and Bath Science Park, main cafe entrance (NB this is a change of venue from the original listing) FREE Sign up … Continue reading “FREE event: Women Like Me – Boosting mentoring for women in STEM in the West of England”

Women Like Me engineer Rachel Kirkwood to return to Leaders Award

Back in January, Rachel Kirkwood, graduate engineer at Peter Brett Associates and participant in our Women Like Me programme, delivered a very successful online presentation for the Leaders Award. So much so, that she’s been asked to return and will give another presentation tomorrow, on Thursday 28th February 2019. In the video below, Rachel gives … Continue reading “Women Like Me engineer Rachel Kirkwood to return to Leaders Award”

Women Like Me engineer Eleanor Davies reaches another 1000 pupils for the Leaders Award

Back in November, our Women Like Me participant Eleanor Davies presented to over 1300 children in on online ‘Meet an Engineer‘ session for the Leaders Award. Her talk was so successful and engaging that she was invited back, and presented again on 31st January. This time Eleanor reached 1042 children in six primary and one … Continue reading “Women Like Me engineer Eleanor Davies reaches another 1000 pupils for the Leaders Award”

WISE and Women Like Me’s Sarah Behenna on the My Skills My Life launch

WISE Associate, WISE Bristol Hub founder and Women Like Me consultant Sarah Behenna has recently been involved in the development of the new WISE digital platform My Skills My Life. Aimed at encouraging 11-19 year old girls into STEM, My Skills My Life launched yesterday. Sarah tells us more about it in this guest post. … Continue reading “WISE and Women Like Me’s Sarah Behenna on the My Skills My Life launch”

Women Like Me engineer Rachel Kirkwood engages 1778 children for Leaders Awards

Rachel Kirkwood, graduate engineer at Peter Brett, reached 1778 primary school pupils today in her online presentation for the Leaders Award. The children from 14 schools across England and Scotland. 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 … Continue reading “Women Like Me engineer Rachel Kirkwood engages 1778 children for Leaders Awards”

Women Like Me presented at the 2019 Association for Science Education conference

UWE’s Women Like Me project, run by Dr Laura Fogg Rogers and Dr Laura Hobbs, was featured in a presentation about making STEM for everyone at the Association for Science Education Annual Conference https://www.ase.org.uk/annual-conference today. Women Like Me is a peer mentoring and outreach project aimed at boosting female representation in engineering.  The project pairs … Continue reading “Women Like Me presented at the 2019 Association for Science Education conference”

Women Like Me featured in Science in Public conference presentation

UWE’s Women Like Me project, run by Dr Laura Fogg Rogers and Dr Laura Hobbs, was featured in a presentation about increasing visibility of minority groups at STEM events at the Science in Public conference today. Women Like Me is a peer mentoring and outreach project aimed at boosting female representation in engineering.  The project … Continue reading “Women Like Me featured in Science in Public conference presentation”

Women Like Me engineer Jess Henson on her role and women in engineering

Our Women Like Me engineer Jess Henson, a Development Engineer at Renishaw‘s Neurological Products Division, has been featured recently in publications such as Education in Science, Future Magazine and Engineer’s Journal, talking about her role, how she got there and women in engineering. Renishaw have kindly allowed us to reproduce their interview with Jess in … Continue reading “Women Like Me engineer Jess Henson on her role and women in engineering”

Women Like Me engineer Eleanor Davies presents to 1334 children for Leaders Awards

UWE Bristol is delighted to be supporting the Primary Engineer and Secondary Engineer Leaders Awards again this year, and even more pleased that some of our Women Like Me engineers are taking part in online ‘Meet an Engineer‘ interviews with school students around the UK as part of this. Eleanor Davies, a structural engineer at … Continue reading “Women Like Me engineer Eleanor Davies presents to 1334 children for Leaders Awards”

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