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Current and upcoming WES events

Current and upcoming WES events

Wednesday 8th February - Sunday 3rd September 2017

Robots at the Science Museum

Discover the remarkable 500- year story of humanoid robots.

Opening in February 2017, our next blockbuster exhibition will explore the 500-year story of humanoid robots and the artistic and scientific quest to understand what it means to be human.

For more information and to book tickets visit the website here.

Tuesday 21st February 2017

The Role of Professional Bodies Within Engineering Education

by UCL Centre for Engineering Education

University College London
66-72 Gower Street

As the engineering industry moves into the digital era, ways of working are changing profoundly and this will in turn affect the role of professionals. Yet the means by which professional competence is developed and assessed has changed little in the last 20 years. The UK enjoys an abundance of professional engineering institutions and other bodies that support professional development but many of these appear to be not as well connected as they should be with young people entering the industry.

So what is the new role of professional bodies within engineering education? How can they adpat their professional development value proposition to members and employers in the digital world?

Phil Davis, Director of Techincal Learning & Development at Atkins will be giving the industry take on this, and

Jon Prichard, Chief Executive of The Institution of Chemical Engineers will be giving his thoughts from the professional bodies side.

Please do join us for what is always a really interesting debate, followed by drinks and networking.

For more information, including FREE registration, click here.

Thursday 23rd February - Sunday 25th June 2017

Electricity: The Spark of Life Exhibition

The story of electricity is the story of life itself. Within every object on earth is hidden either a positive or negative electric charge - from the structure of the atom to the functioning of our brains, the natural power of electricity is all around and one of the most potent symbols of the modern world.

This exhibit will cover the use of electricity in the home, and demonstrate how this freed up women to enter the work place.  Former WES President Caroline Haslett was a pioneer in this area.

This exhibit takes place at the Welcome Collection
183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK

For more information, check out the website: https://wellcomecollection.org/electricity

Monday 13th March 2017

Claudia Parsons Memorial Lecture - How to Build a Scientist

Louborough University
Lecture Theatre WPT.0.02
West Park Teaching Hub

Dr Emily Grossman speaks about her life as a scientist, actress and science broadcaster - she shares her experiences as a women in science and explores the value of emotions in science. Emily also discusses exciting advances in the filed onf stem cells and regenerative medicine, and asks whether one day we'll be able to rebuild a human.

To book you place visit:

Monday 27th March 2017

View from the Top: Engineering the Futuree

Don’t miss your chance to hear from Warren East CBE FREng, Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce, who will deliver our forthcoming View from the top lecture entitled ‘Engineering the Future’

He will share the knowledge he has gained while working as a CEO for two different companies and his experience as an entrepreneur, moving from managing ARM to Rolls-Royce, as well as his involvement as a Fellow of the Academy.

For further information, please click the link below to view.

View full programme

Tickets cost £18.00 including VAT.

Royal Academy of Engineering
Prince Philip House
3 Carlton House Terrace
London SW1Y 5DG

For more information please contact the Events Team
Email: events@raeng.org.uk
Phone: 020 7766 0665 

Thursday 30th March 2017

Promoting Women in STEM

According to recent findings from The WISE campaign, women made up only 21% of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) workforce and represented only 8% of engineering professionals in the UK in 2016.

This shortage not only affects economic growth, it also contributes to gender pay gaps with less women working in high paying STEM roles. With this in mind, Inside Government will be holding ‘Promoting Women in Stem’, an interactive strategy discussion at the Hallam Conference Centre on Thursday 30th March 2017.

Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss successful initiatives and learn from best practice case studies that have been successful in widening the pool of talent and helping to maximise the contribution of women to STEM.

Speakers on the day include:

Benita Mehra, President, Women’s Engineering Society

Increasing Women in STEM Through Engagement and Outreach Work

* Winning the WISE Campaign Award 2015 for its launch of National Women in Engineering Day to highlight the work of women in industry

* Encouraging and promoting the education, study and application of engineering through the annual WES Student Conference, the Magnificent Women Outreach Project and supporting the creation of WES affiliated student groups at university

* Highlighting the importance of outreach work in communities to increase representation of women in STEM

* Raising awareness about careers in STEM for women from under-represented backgrounds through outreach work with schools

* Supporting women to achieve their potential as engineers, applied scientists and leaders through MentorSet; a mentoring programme open to WES members and partner organisations

WES members get 20% off.  Please email Cath at info@wes.org.uk for more details.

For more information click here: http://www.insidegovernment.co.uk/women-in-stem-2017/?agenda=view

Friday 31st March - Saturday 1st April 2017

National Engineering and Construction Recruitment (NECR) Exhibition

Whether you are an experienced engineering or construction professional looking for your next step up the career ladder, or a recent graduate looking to kick-start your career within the industry The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition offers a vast array of interesting job opportunities.  WES Prize winner Bethan Murray will be speaking on the Friday.  More information

Friday 23rd June 2017

International Women in Engineering Day

International Women in Engineering Day has developed from a national, into an International awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry. It takes place annually on 23 June. It's your day so get involved. In 2017 we will be celebrating INWED for the fourth year - and the first year that it has become truly international.

The sub-theme for 2017 will be released soon.

A list of Top 50 Women in Engineering under 35 will be published in the Daily Telegraph on 23 June 2017. - See more here

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