Congratulations to everyone who took part in the inaugural National Women in Engineering Day on 23 June 2014.
Over 80 events took place nationally (that we know about) and more than 200 schools received resource packs.
We will try to compile the publicity that the day received, and the impact that it made, and report it here. Please let us know what you got up to.
National Women in Engineering Day was set up by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate its 95th anniversary.
The aim is to celebrate the work that women do in engineering, and to showcase the great engineering careers that are available for girls.
We are calling on all groups (Governmental, educational, corporate, Professional Engineering Institutions, individuals and other organisations) to organise their own events in support of the day, and link them together for maximum impact through the use of the NWED logo, corresponding website, and supporting resources.
‘When you hear ‘engineering’ you think of buildings and men in hard hats, but it is a lot more than that. Today has given me a different perspective.’ - Winchester Science Centre attendee
‘I’m surprised to find out about the jobs that women do’ - Thames Tideway Tunnel Event attendee
'The opportunity to ask mentors about being Women in Engineering was an inspiration: “I want to be an engineer like Claire” “You can work all over the World!” ' - Education Village's Workshop
See more feedback and details of the events on our NWED FEEDBACK, NWED NEWS and WEB pages.
Download the Impact Assessment for NWED 2014 here.