The Women in Research, Engineering and Design (WiRED) event, at Kent’s Canterbury campus saw female school pupils participating in a number of engineering and digital technology-focussed sessions. These included a hardware task to programme a circuit board to enable ringtones, and a design task to produce digital advertising for a product such as a handheld device.
The WiRED event was hosted by the University’s School of Engineering and Digital Arts (EDA). Its programme also included speeches from former Kent students Victoria Roots and Emily Rumbelow, who gave pupils an insight into their experience working in the engineering and digital technology fields. Current students from EDA acted as ambassadors to work with the pupils during their visit.
The schools involved were: Thomas Aveling, Rochester, Canterbury Academy, and Simon Langton Girls Grammar School, Canterbury.
National Women in Engineering Day is dedicated to raising the profile and celebrating the achievements of women in engineering. Click here for more information.
Check out a short video from our WiRED event: