Championing Diversity

Engineering Togethers’ very own Diversity Champion features in The Tees Online.

Dr Jo Douglas-Harris enlightens The Tees Online readers about her role as a scientist at Venator and gives some examples of the breadth of her work in STEM.

Jo also gives us an idea about her work as a WES Vice President and of course the need for change to make STEM more welcoming to attract and retain women.

Read the full article at

Meet James

James is a Process Engineer working in the chemical industry. He is one of very many role models who can help you understand more about the world of work and engineering.

Check out James’ YouTube clip available on our role model page –

If you work in STEM you can help inspire the next generation in a number of ways. Have a look at our Volunteer Page

And of course you can also enter our competition

Engineering Together YouTube launched

Now you can help us encourage others

Let’s inspire each other to do more and have Fun At Home.

Let us know how you get on or indeed do your own video clip to share with others – email us on

This can be students, parents and teachers to try things at home / school (and send us the results) or volunteer engineers creating more content.

There are lots of other ideas on this website for those who wish to make their own adventures.

Engineering Together, Shaping the World and Influencing Inclusion

Or inclusive event celebrating International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) saw a variety of high profile speakers who each gave food for thought on how diverse diversity is and how inclusion need to include everyone  


Welcome by Event Chair, Paula McMahon, Engineering Together

Speaker 1.     Jo Douglas Harris, WES

Speaker 2.      Gabi Grasu, Cammell Laird

  Q&A.               Chaired by Alex Mather, WES Tyne and Tees Cluster Committee

Speaker 3.      Zoe Lewis, Middlesbrough College

Speaker 4.      Nicola Hill, ARUP

  Q&A.               Chaired by Laura Brown, WES Tyne and Tees Cluster Committee


Speaker 5.      Laura Hepburn, Greenology

Speaker 6.      Laura Brown, Bowmer + Kirkland

  Q&A.              Chaired by Alex Mather, WES Tyne and Tees Cluster Committee

Special guest.  Chi Onwurah MP and Shadow Minister Digital, Science & Technology

Thanks and Formal Close by Event Chair


            Further Q&A

Our fantastic line up of speakers

Over 2000 views

We are delighted to see our website being used more frequently, today marks over 2000 views. 

We are pleased to have this site being used by Engineers and students of all ages.  Lets keep up Engineering Together and check back regularly for updates 🙂

Two great STEM events go virtual

“Bring It On” is usually a two day engineering careers event held in Sunderland for 9-14 year olds.  This year they are offering the content online instead.   

Northumbrian Water’s Innovation Festival is taking place between the 14-17 September.  It promises four full days of festival goodness will be squeezed through your fibre connections and Wi-Fi boxes and straight to your laptops, tablets and phones.

Recognising Engineering Together makes a difference

We were delighted that our collaborative project in January 2020 featured heavily in the IHEEM Magazine, Health Estate Journal, this month. To read the full article on pages 39-43 of HEJ May 2020 you can register at

This outlines our great project involving several groups and role models going into schools in each of the five Tees Valley Boroughs. We also had an informal diversity get together to make best use of Monira’s travel from Portsmouth as our presentation shows.

Postponement of the Great Exhibition of the Tees Valley (GETV)

Unfortunately given the current climate we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Great Exhibition of the Tees Valley (GETV).

When we plan this, hopefully for late 2020 or 2021 start, GETV will help raise national and international profile of the Tees Valley in a positive way for the benefit of the whole community.

The public events and activities across all five Boroughs that celebrate all that’s new and inspiring in the Tees Valley area across industry, innovation, science, design and technology.  

GETV will be built upon each year leading up to 2025 which marks the 200th year of the Stockton to Darlington Railway.In the meantime ideas and offers of support are most welcome, please email