Women in Engineering Day - Rotherham
Over the past few years, National Women in Engineering Day has been very successful, and has recently become International Women in Engineering Day (INWED). This always occurs on 23 June, and the IOM3 Women In Materials group (WIM) has organised various events in previous years to celebrate it. This year INWED fell on a Saturday, so WIM organised three events around the UK to promote female contributions to the engineering world, based in London, Bristol and Rotherham.
The event in Rotherham was at Magna Science Adventure Centre (Magna Way, S60 1FD). The WIM event highlighted the role of “Women of Steel” and also gave visitors a chance to look at an IOM3 Materials Discovery Box. Amy Gandy, Jackie Butterfield and Sarah Boad were on the WIM stand in reception to greet visitors and welcomed IOM3 members from as far afield as Glasgow! Visitors were also able to take advantage of a tour by one of the former steelworkers (dressed up in clogs) who is now a guide at Magna.. All in all it was a very good day with great helpers from local industry and very knowledgeable and helpful staff, not forgetting some terrific questions from visitors young and old.
The event in London took place at The Science Museum (Exhibition Road, SW7 2DD), where a scavenger hunt quiz was available to find exhibits in the Museum concerning various female scientists and engineers.
For more details about the event in Bristol, please click here