Leading on from International Women in Engineering Day on 23rd June, a week of engineering events organised by UWE Bristol at the end of June is set to showcase the creativity of current and future engineers across the South West.
On 28th June, activities for young people will celebrate women in engineering and inspire schoolgirls interested in the sciences.
On 29th June, judges will announce winners of the Engineer Leaders Awards, and the following day families can view the schoolchildren’s exhibited designs.
Laura Fogg-Rogers, who is coordinating the week of events and is Senior Research Fellow in UWE Bristol’s Science Communication Unit said: “Engineering has an image problem, but in reality it is a creative, socially conscious, and collaborative discipline. Engineers can make a real difference to improve the lives of people in the UK and around the world.
“That’s why it’s so important for UWE Bristol to run events like our Week of Engineering – we want to show all young people that engineering can be a career that helps them make a difference in society.”
Find out more, including the full programme of interactive activities, demonstrations and events for school groups, teachers and families, here.