Engineering HerStories: Magnificent Women Competition

Competition for 14-18 year olds to tell the stories of our forgotten women in history.

The Women’s Engineering Society celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019 and as part of the celebrations we will be featuring 52 Magnificent Women from history who have been involved in UK engineering over the past 100 years. We are challenging students to come up with the stories of these forgotten women and retell them through our Magnificent Women Resource Sheets, which we will be releasing in the run up to the centenary, and then one per week in the year 2019.

The Challenge
We would like students to research lesser known British women engineers and tell their stories in the most engaging way possibly through posters, blogs, letters, videos, plays, or any means possible so that we can capture the stories of these magnificent women, and retell them to the next generation. You can either produce a resource sheet of your own choice using the (tricky to use) template below, or find an alternate way of presenting the infomation.

Examples of women who are already featured in our resources are here.

Entrants should be aged 14-18 and can enter as individuals or teams.

This competition is sponsored by Northrop Grumman as part of the Magnificent Women activity.

First Prize: Entry to the Royal Internatinal Air Tattoo (RIAT) at Fairford on Saturday 9th July including afternoon tea in teh Northrop Grumman hospitality chalet with senior female leaders, and a guided tour of the Northrop Grumman aircraft on static display (subject to confirmation from RAFCTE) for the winner plus an accompanying adult

Second Prize (x5): Goodie Bag from Northrop Grumman

Plus 52 entrants will have their stories chosen to feature in our Magnificent Women resource for the WES Centenary in 2019

Deadline: 23 June 2016 - National Women in Engineering Day

Winners will be notified by 1 July 2016.

Note: Travel costs to RIAT will not be included.