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”

Women Like Me engineer Jessica Poole Mather wins WISE One to Watch Award

We were delighted to hear that our Women Like Me engineer Jessica Poole Mather was announced as winner of the ‘One to Watch’ Award at the WISE Awards on 15th November. Jessica, who is undertaking outreach activities with us as part of Women Like Me, is an Engineering Graduate Trainee at Rolls-Royce PLC. She was … Continue reading “Women Like Me engineer Jessica Poole Mather wins WISE One to Watch Award”

UWE PhD student Pavlina Theodosiou kicks off Women Like Me at Engine Shed

UWE PhD student Pavlina Theodosiou has joined our Royal Academy of Engineering funded project Women Like Me, and is already underway in engaging girls with STEM. Pavlina has a background in biological sciences and is currently undertaking her PhD at the Bristol Bioenergy Centre in the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, researching Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) which are … Continue reading “UWE PhD student Pavlina Theodosiou kicks off Women Like Me at Engine Shed”

Women Like Me supports Lego Mindstorms training

On Monday 22nd October, Lego Mindstorms training will come to UWE Bristol, courtesy of the West England STEM Ambassador Hub and Raising Robots, and supported by UWE’s Women Like Me. The Hub have 12 EV3 Mindstorms Robot kits for use in local schools.  This is a fantastic resource, which is free for the schools to … Continue reading “Women Like Me supports Lego Mindstorms training”

Women Like Me launch event – becoming a leader in engineering

Women Like Me has officially launched! On 18th October we brought together our female engineers from around the Bristol and Bath region, who will be either mentoring other engineers, or undertaking outreach and public engagement activities with schools and communities to raise uptake and retention of women in engineering, and inspire the next generation. It … Continue reading “Women Like Me launch event – becoming a leader in engineering”

Women Like Me and Leaders Award represented at First Friday Club

On Friday 5th October 2018, UWE Bristol project Women Like Me and the Leaders Award supported by UWE Bristol were presented to leading media editors at the First Friday Club meeting in London. Presenting to the editors’ briefing, Chris Rochester, UK Director, Primary Engineer said: “In 2017/18 academic year we continued to develop our programmes … Continue reading “Women Like Me and Leaders Award represented at First Friday Club”