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Saturday 8th April 2017
Women's Energy Network has set up a networking event to encourage men to get involved and support Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in the Energy Sector
You are invited to join them for a Gin n Tonic or 2... for after work drinks and networking. You don't have to be female and you don't have to work in energy to attend. More information.
Friday 31st March - Saturday 1st April 2017
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
Thursday 30th March 2017
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 email@example.com for more details.
For more information click here: http://www.insidegovernment.co.uk/women-in-stem-2017/?agenda=view
Monday 27th March 2017
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.
Tickets cost £18.00 including VAT.
Royal Academy of Engineering
Prince Philip House
3 Carlton House Terrace
London SW1Y 5DG
information please contact the Events Team
Phone: 020 7766 0665
Thursday 23rd March 2017
Why are there so few engineers in parliament and public life - and does it really matter? Leeds University
Now while Xi Jinping (President of China) and Juha Sipilä (Prime Minister of Finland) are both engineers, the UK Parliament appears to be dominated by lawyers, journalists, consultants and bankers. Few have any scientific qualifications and Chi is possibly the only chartered engineer out of 650 MPs.
Honorary WES member and Chartered Engineer Chi Onwurah MP will discuss this important topic. More information
Monday 13th March 2017
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:
Thursday 23rd February - Sunday 25th June 2017
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
Tuesday 21st February 2017
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 9th February 2017
As the UK’s largest tech forum for women, the 2017 everywoman Forum: Advancing Women in Technology, will gather forward-thinking futurists, many of the brightest business leaders in tech and some of the finest motivators and professionals in female development for an energising one-day event.
For more information click here.
Thursday 9th February 2017
CELEBRATING ROLE MODELS AT EVERY LEVEL
The Awards encourage greater numbers of women to work in tech, driving awareness of career opportunities, as well as showcasing the breadth and diversity of talent contributed by women in tech across industries.
For more information and how to nominate, click here.
Wednesday 8th February - Sunday 3rd September 2017
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 13th December 2016
Motiv8 are delighted to announce the addition of Nissan to our Client Portfolio of OEM's and we are hosting our first In-House Technical Forum on site at the Nissan Technical Centre Europe in December this year.
Nissan are looking for suppliers of all areas of "automotive electronics / suppliers" for this event. Sponsors will be on site for 7 hours+, right in the heart of the design centre and will meet engineers, heads of department, key decision makers and influencers on the day.
Monday 12th December 2016
CEE Conversation Series: Film Screening and Christmas Social Please join us for a more relaxed, festive edition of the Conversation Series! The obligatory wine and mince pies will be served, along with popcorn as 'Let Me Do It', a 45 minute documentary film about engineering education is screened, featuring a cameo by UCL's very own Director, Prof. John Mitchell. Dr Natasha McCarthy, Head of Policy, Data at the Royal Society will be introducing the film and giving a short talk.
Wednesday 7th December 2016
The University of Surrey are proud to host the annual IET Christmas Lecture on Wednesday 7 December. Please click here for the overview for this year’s lecture and to book your ticket:
The Tiny Spacecraft Revolution: From Earth Orbit to the Stars
Speaker: Professor Craig Underwood BSc, PGCE, PhD, FBIS, MIEEE - Surrey Space Centre
Wed 7 December 2016, 16:30 – 19:30 GMT
Friday 25th - Saturday 26th November 2016
Looking for a new challenge? Find your next career opportunity at The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition on 25 & 26 November 2016.
The UK’s top engineering & construction employers will be actively recruiting professionals of all levels, from recent graduates looking for their first step on the career ladder, to experienced engineers looking to try something new.
Meet employers face-to-face to discover which company would be a good fit for you, what opportunities they have to offer, and what they are looking for in their ideal applicant.
You will also be able to get free one-to-one advice about moving your career forward at the Careers Advice Clinic, take inspiration from employer presentations and brush up your interview technique at the Interview Clinic.
Tuesday 22nd - Thursday 24th November 2016
This year's edition of the Women in Engineering Convention will be looking at:
- Creative ways to attract and retain women engineers
- How women can excel in their disciplines while elevating their status in this industry
- Highlighting the contribution made by women to curb 21st century engineering challenges
Friday 18th - Saturday 19th November 2016
Thursday 17th November 2016
This year’s Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Lecture is being given by Professor Jo Dunkley on 17 November at 6.30pm, and is entitled ‘Our window on the Universe’. Professor Dunkley will also talk about the goal of engaging more young women to pursue physics, and about some of the scientists who have inspired and guided her.
This lecture forms part of the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture, which is awarded annually by the Royal Society to promote women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Part of the award is a grant made to fund a project to support and encourage women and girls in STEM.