A seminar about Encouraging Young Female Engineers
June 23rd 2015
4.30 for refreshments, 5pm start
Docklands Campus (EB.2.88)
University of East London
Despite various campaigns over the last thirty years or more, women remain woefully under-represented in the field of Engineering, both as academics and in the profession. Females currently make up about 13% of individuals employed as Engineers. There is however, very little recent empirical research on why this remains the case, and what can be done about it. This seminar considers a rare, recent piece of research, Five Tribes: Personalising Engineering Education published in 2014 by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, and will discuss the methods, implications and usefulness of the study.
Dr Mary Linington, Athena SWAN Director at UEL, will present and outline of the research. Following which, Dr Charlotte Chadderton, Senior Research Fellow in Education, Cass School of Education and Communities will lead a discussion on potential implications of the study.
This seminar will be of interest to all those working with young people in various settings, including schools, college and universities, as well those involved or interested in the fields of careers, student recruitment, scientific industries and the labour market, issues of gender and equality.
All welcome. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm attendance