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UCL Engineering celebrates International Women in Engineering Day (INWED)

Congratulations to the department’s staff and students for making our International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) 2018 celebrations such a great success!

UCL Engineering staff and students offered Open Lab sessions during the week and for our main event on Friday, created engaging, fun and meaningful activities for the girls attending the sessions to inspire them about engineering as a career opportunity. Over the entire week (18-22 July), UCL hosted over 200 girls and for the main event on 22 July, 114 girls!

Colleagues from partners ITV and PwC provided keynote speakers for our main celebration on 22nd July.

The Magic Candy Factory team showed young girls how technology can be used to make 3D printed candy selfies!

Dr Elpida Makrygianni, Engineering Education and Engagement Lead for UCL Engineering said “Your passion, enthusiasm and commitment to inspiring many more young girls into engineering is phenomenal! You have shown young girls from all walks of life what engineers actually do, what they look like, why they do what they do and its significance to society! We have been able to show that engineers work in so many different, diverse and fascinating areas; from creating artificial heart valves and discovering vaccines, to making 3D printed gummy candy and toothpaste, to fuel cell technology and bio-inspired robots, to the latest advances in nanotechnology and engineering light to monitor the brain, to management consulting and working as engineers on Love Island and XFactor TV programmes and so much more!”

Photos from the Open Lab sessions and the main INWED event are available to view now on Flickr:

For more information on UCL Engineering’s schools engagement activities see: