We are In It Together

In collaboration with WES, Newcastle University, Sir Robert McAlpine and Jacobs we put on a series of talks to motivate and inspire everyone to shine despite our New Normal.

The feedback we have received was brilliant and we clearly helped inspire very many. 

Each of the five events were recorded and are available to watch again on our YouTube channel

Lockdown Heroes with Side Hustles – https://youtu.be/OaXWHMbZ38U

Power of Failure – https://youtu.be/M7mwfiseXxc

Confident Communication – https://youtu.be/xxmROEr5lzc

Personal Branding –   https://youtu.be/S-GMy0D9pLw

Career Success – https://youtu.be/DrComfWtsmM

Our competition legacy

Our very first competition with prizes kindly funded by the Venator Community Fund has now closed.

We had many recipients of our prizes, but the special Chairs prizes went to:

  Daisy Genevieve in first place for her gravity defying YouTube video where she lifts a bottle full of rice with pencil

  Second Place was the fabulous Leonie who provided us with her amazing exploding rainbow activity

  The final special prize was award to Lilly with her colourful Lego display in support of PRIDE.

Thankyou to all those who took part and don’t forget you can still send in suggestions for our website.

Make One Small Change with Climate Action North

It is more important than ever we look to make changes to protect the planet.  Our friend at Climate Action North inspire awareness and help us understand how we can take action in the climate emergency and for nature and the planet in this fabulous webinar.

Through Engineering Together The Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology funded a great piece on plastics.  Look out for our very own Julie and Adrian at 38:30.


Female Engineers past and future

Jo our Diversity Champion organised a great collaborative series at the Lit and Phil.  For obvious reasons this has gone online and allows you to watch again at  https://youtu.be/FzspPrc1V1A

In this event, the Women’s Engineering Society celebrated the past, and looked at how female engineers can transform the future. T

he event began with a talk from WES Centenary Trail Project Officer Helen Close, highlighting the work being done to ensure we don’t forget the role of female engineers throughout history. 

Following this, a panel of local female engineers debated which area of engineering will transform the future to the greatest extent. Which discipline do you think will transform the future the most?

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 thetees.online/a-work-force-for-good/

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 – www.engineeringtogether.com/role-models/

If you work in STEM you can help inspire the next generation in a number of ways. Have a look at our Volunteer Page www.engineeringtogether.com/volunteer-now/

And of course you can also enter our competition www.engineeringtogether.com/prizes/

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 we.are.engineering.together@gmail.com.

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  

PART 1 https://youtu.be/t9Px9-QW9hE

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

PART 2 https://youtu.be/OAVsscnNPwA

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

PART 3 https://youtu.be/yYoL6m-rSpY

            Further Q&A

Our fantastic line up of speakers