Delighted to have attended our first blended meeting. This is a quite a milestone after a few years away. Massive thanks to Paul Ingram who kindly let us use the Bath Street Centre.
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.
Our Climate Champion Julie put on a fabulous event bring in many different industrial partners through Inspiron Learning with help from the Cleveland Scientific Institute (CSI).
The two day event saw young girls from Egglescliffe School get their hands on some fantastic hydrogen cars and then had many high profiles visitors during International Womens Day.
The event was a huge success well over 90% said they were informed of the opportunities in STEM, almost 80% of the girls said they would now look further at careers in STEM.
Some of the comments…
“I have more of an idea of what I want to do in the future”
“I really liked both sessions because they really inspired me. I didn’t realise how enjoyable engineering was”
“I really enjoyed doing these two sessions and would like to know more about Civil and Chemical engineering”
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