Celebrating National Women in Engineering Day – 23rd June 2015

Female school pupils from Kent and the South West took part in a range of activities at the University of Kent on 23 June to mark National Women in Engineering Day.

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: Canterbury Academy, Dartford Science and Technology College and Lavant House.

National Women in Engineering Day is dedicated to raising the profile and celebrating the achievements of women in engineering. Click here for more information.