Another year almost over

I almost cannot believe it’s the end of December already and time for reflection on yet another full year. Engineering Together and the links with our collaborators go from strength to strength each year and I have never been prouder to lead this group. Like every year it has not been without it’s challenges; but like always our positivity and togetherness have got us through.

There are lots of things I could say but my personal key highlights have included the continued use of our website with some great unsolicited feedback from all around the world include Maddie, Alexandra and Megan. We of course have MAADigital to thank for continuing to host us.

Thank you to Colin and the team from MAADigital

We have of course gone back to some Face to Face meetings and events but continue a hybrid approach as we have found it far more inclusive and sustainable. We have found this works has allowed us to do more. Some great examples of in person /hybrid events are Bright Stars, International Women’s Day, British Science Week, Love Local and having wild adventures. Some great examples of predominantly online events / resources include climate linked maths worksheets and Primary Voice assemblies and other global events.

We continue to be involved with the Transporter Bridge Award and have encouraged others to inspire and influence through a recent webinar on awards as we have lots of experience… our group has been recognised including our Diversity Champion Jo who is a Northern Power Women and Freeman of the City of London and Julie our Climate Champion who was recognised by Stockton Council for her extensive community work. I was privileged to be awarded a European Lifetime in Engineering Award as well as others. Without doubt though my highlight was carrying the Commonwealth Games Queens Baton which carried the last ever message for these games from the Queen herself.

I hope everyone has enjoyed Engineering Together in 2022 and feel free to get in touch if you wish to work together in 2023.

All the best to everyone, Paula