‘Exploring Engineering’, Tuesday 19th June: Encouraging Young Women into Engineering Careers

On Tuesday 19th June there will be a hands-on science and engineering event at Brunel’s SS Great Britain to encourage more young women into careers in engineering.

Exploring Engineering is aimed at secondary school students, in particular young women, who can come along and find out more about science, engineering, technology and maths.

Young people will have the opportunity to meet inspiring scientists and engineers, take part in activities and explore the amazing opportunities available in these exciting industries.

They can also hear real-life examples of women with careers in engineering, for example, they can meet the SS Great Britain’s new Ship’s Conservation Engineer, Nicola Grahamslaw, a Chartered Mechanical Engineer.

The event is taking place in the lead-up to International Women in Engineering Day on 23 June and is part of the Deeds Not Words programme which marks 100 years since the first women were given the vote in the UK.

There are currently less than 10% of professional engineers and fewer than 15% of engineering students in Britain who are women.

Organised by Bristol Women’s Voice and the SS Great Britain, the event is free to attend and will take place on Tuesday 19th June from 6.30-8.30pm.

Pre-booking is essential as places are limited.

For more information visit https://www.bristolwomensvoice.org.uk/event/future-brunels/.