Women’s Engineering Society Climate Emergency Group

We are delighted to host ‘How citizens, cities and countries access affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy.; from the WES Climate Emergency SDG7 Energy Sub-group in association with the IET and its Hud-IET group.

This is one of the WES group’s activities in preparation for the upcoming COP26 which showcases the Group’s expertise in Energy with a series of lighting talks introducing the impacts of climate change from the energy sector.

Case studies were discussed highlighting how citizens, cities and countries are responding to the climate emergency with regards to mitigation and resilience as well as providing insights into everyday actions we all can take in our lives and in our homes to be part of the solution.

Watch at https://youtu.be/pn2Kx9A_N9U

Our Hidden Heroes

International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) 2021 is all about Engineering Heroes. 

We have more than our fair share in the north east.  Please come along to hear from a panel of key worker women on how they have responded to the pandemic and supported our lives and livelihoods. 

Some of our everyday heroes have been very visible whilst some are Hidden Heroes.

Watch at https://youtu.be/yCvJ3rdGBeU

Paula makes the NEWS on INWED Day

Our Chair Paula was delighted to be asked to launch North East Women in STEM (NEWS) alongside Kay Hussain, the CEO of WISE.

This is the start of a network to ‘join the dots’ by sharing ideas, making links and generally chatting about all things STEM.

Paula was introduced as someone who has ‘more hours in the day than anyone else’ – this of course isn’t true but we all admit Paula manages to do a lot. 

Paula outlines why INWED is important and outlines some of the things she does to help people ‘see it to be it’.

Watch our Chair starting at 1:12:30 https://youtu.be/ofNLcgBYETU

Green Power visit

As Chair, I was delighted to have been invited to see the Green Power electric car build by the two teams at Harrow Gate Primary Academy.

Green Power helps young people around the world to excel in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) through a unique challenge: to design, build and race an electric car.  By building this it helps unlock potential and spark enthusiasm for STEM through the excitement of motorsport.

Harrow Gate Primary have two teams this year who are sponsored by the Cleveland Scientific Institution (CSI).  The CSI also sponsor teams at Easterside Primary Academy and Wynyard Church of England Primary School.

Harrow Gate Primary have been keeping people informed of their progress via their blog.  At the time Paula visited spoke to the teams the cars were almost built; just come last electrical wiring checks to complete. 

The all-boys team include Alex, Filep, Sonny, Theo, Zak and Owen and their car is called ‘Lightening Bolt’.  The final decoration was to, of course, include some lightning bolts.

The all-girls team include Lilly, Olivia, Georgia, Lainey, Bethany, Tia, Kelci and Amber would have named their car ‘Speed and Beauty’.  The girls were planning to decorate their car with smiley faces.

The girls teams loved building the car and said they enjoyed working in a team.  These are not the first ever all girls team, Longfield Academy all Girls’ team previously raced in an F24 senior level car.  However, this team are believed to be the first ever Goblin all Girls’ team.

The Harrow Gate Primary teams raced their cars at Croft on 22nd June.   Not only did the teams build the car but they all get the chance to drive it and one team member then races it.   

Engineering Together reinvigorate the Transporter Bridge Award

The Transporter Bridge Anniversary Award was recently reinvigorated following a suggestion from Tosh Warwick, of Heritage Unlocked to our Chair Paula.

Paula told Teesside University: “We are delighted to continue to work together in collaboration with the University and engineering institutions to help enhance the profile of the Transporter Bridge, along with that of Teesside’s exceptional students.”

Engineering Together congratulate Daniel for his achievement. Read the full Teesside University article here.