Events* Women in Engineering Week
18 Jun 2018 to 21 Jun 2018

Women in Engineering Week

Various Locations
Event Series

International Women in Engineering Day is an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focuses attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry. The School of Engineering are hosting a series of events to support this campaign.

GCSE Sessions

Monday 18 June - Tuesday 19 June

 10:00am until 2:00pm
 Isaac Newton Building, Brayford Campus
 Schools Lecture

Using computer-aided engineering, students will design a two-dimensional bracket with the greatest possible strength to mass ratio using cast acrylic. Their design will then be machine-made from sheet stock while they wait and entered into live competition against rival designs. As the designed bracket is loaded, teams will be able to see the stress develop using polarized light and compare the real stress distribution to that predicted by the design software tool.

Any schools who are interested in taking part should contact

Lincolnshire Show

Wednesday 20 June - Thursday 21 June

 8:00am until 6:00pm
 Lincolnshire Showground

The School of Engineering will be exhibiting at the Lincolnshire Show at Stand number 5-10A, located next to the main ring. Meet with staff and students to find out more about studying at Lincoln and see their showcase of robots and work in robotics.

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The XX Factor - Women in STEM - Wendy Sadler MBE

Thursday 21 June

 5:30pm for 6:00pm
 Isaac Newton Building, Brayford Campus
 Public Lecture

Join Wendy Sadler MBE on a journey meeting six amazing women in STEM who are mostly unheard of despite their achievements.

Discover what ground-breaking work they did and meet the modern-day scientists they inspired along the way. From sparks, light and gravity, to musical moments and crazy paper chains, this talk has lots of demonstrations and audience interaction. You’ll never look at a gherkin in the same way again!

Wendy Sadler is the founding Director of Science Made Simple and a lecturer in Science Communication and Engagement at Cardiff University. She is a fellow of the RSA, University of Wales Trinity St. David, and the ERA Foundation. She was a contributing member of the Science Advisory Council for Wales, Chair and co-author of the Task and Finish report on STEM engagement in Wales and contributor to the ‘Talented Women for a Successful Wales’ report for the Welsh Government.

Her passion for using innovative methods to bringing STEM subjects into wider culture has led her to receive awards including the EU Descartes Laureate in Science Communication, the Leading Wales Award (Social Enterprise), Welsh Woman of the Year (Science and Technology), WISE Excellence Award and UKRC Woman of Outstanding Achievement. She was awarded an MBE in 2017 for services to Science, Engineering Communication and Engagement.

This talk is part of the University of Lincoln's week of activity leading up to International Women in Engineering Day 2018 on Saturday 23rd June.

Booking is essential for this event.

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