Congratulations to our Diversity Lead Dr Jo who today became a Freeman of the City of London, following her admission to the The Salters’ Company earlier this year.
At Engineering Together we know that but out Chair, Paula, got asked to share her views at the very first ever Tomorrows Engineers Live at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London.
Two of our volunteers attended Ormesby Hall’s Love Local event.
Julie, our Climate Champion, showed 500 people of all ages her hydrogen cars, kindly funded by the Cleveland Scientific Institution. Paula, our Chair, read her Lottie Books to and with many families.
We are delighted that our Climate Champion Julie Harrison is leading the way. She is not only a Love Hartlepool Leader who is determined to put Hartlepool on the map, a longstanding climate activist, an entrepreneur, business owner and STEM educator.
She is leading work in Hartlepool where the ‘Green Heart’ is one of four priority areas for the coming year. Read all about it at Green Hartlepool – Love Hartlepool
Well Done Julie!
This was the very first time that all North East University engineering departments had come together with the aim to network and celebrate INWED. This is not the first combined and collaborative event that Engineering Together have contributed to as we always look to work towards breaking the bias.
The CEO of WES not only part took in this event but also chose it to be the global launch of INWED22. The 2022 theme is Inventors and Innovators and everyone was encouraged to #ImagineTheFuture where sustainability and inclusion are simply what we do.
The whole day was a great success with in-person events at each of the universities which included talks, panels and much more. The virtual online session allowed everyone to be together to see our showcase of an inspirational showcase of female engineers, academics and staff. Everyone then took part in an interactive roundtable across all five universities.
The students, staff and attendees enjoyed the event and everyone has agreed this event is to be the first of many. It also encouraged further involvement from male and female students and staff to set up WES University Groups to further bring together people who wish to actively support and encourage student engineers from all backgrounds.
Once again Engineering Together alongside the WES Tyne & Tees Cluster has gained international interest and regional benefits!
Our fantastic Diversity Champions, Dr Jo Douglas-Harris, was recognised in the 2022 Northern Power Women’s Futures List. Fantastic achievement and very well deserved.
Collaborating with others and helping everyone reach their potential is what we do at Engineering Together. In and around International Womens Day we love to turn the spotlight onto our female members in order to help #BreakTheBias.
Our group get involved in lots of different events showcasing engineering and challenging perceptions . Here are but a couple of examples of events we took part in alongside many other greats from the Tees Valley and beyond….
- Informal get togethers, supporting and mentoring each other and shouting bout mentoring and apprenticeships (pictured)
- Supporting Climate action
Women taking climate action in North East England – Climate Action (climateactionnortheast.org.uk)
- Showing range of careers
High Tide Foundation – For Young People on Teesside Careers Hub – Online Career Information, Insight and Work Experience
- Showcasing female talent within flood risk sector
Vernon Harcourt Lecture 2022: Flood-risk management – a just transition to a climate resilient future, London | Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
Including everyone and working together are important to our Engineering Together group. We showcased our people and our work in many ways for British Science Week.
We visited many different schools and organisations in person and virtually with a focus on ‘growth’ this years theme. EngTog members part took in many of the events which helped the WES Tyne and Tees Cluster reach hugely impressive student numbers.