National Women in Engineering Day

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National Women in Engineering Day 2015 logo

Who this event is for

  • Ticket only

Location

TBC, Wheatley Campus

Details

Following the success of this event last year, we are again raising the profile and celebrating the achievements of women in engineering, and encouraging more girls to consider engineering as a career.  Currently women make up less than 10% of the engineering sector, and with a large skills gap looming, and the additional need for a more diverse workforce, it has never been more important to encourage girls to choose a career in engineering.

On 23 June the Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics and the Computing and Communication Technologies departments at Oxford Brookes are coming together to host a day of activities for girls interested in finding out more about the exciting areas of engineering and science.  The event takes place on the University’s Wheatley campus and refreshments, including a light lunch, will be provided.

So girls, come and sample the fun that is engineering!

This is the timetable for the day:

09.00 – 09.30      Arrive and registration
09.30 – 10.00      Welcome presentation
10.00 – 12.00      Workshops
12.00 – 13.00      Lunch and an opportunity to talk to staff about careers
13.00 – 15.00      Workshops
15.00 – 15.30      Presentations
15.30                   Finish

There is no limit to the number of places per school, but there is an overall limit of 60 places for this event which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Groups must be accompanied by one or more teachers/careers advisers.

All visitors will have the opportunity to attend all the workshops, which will be:  

  • Smartclothes!  Explore ideas of how to use Raspberry Pi computers to design the clothing of the future.
  • BrookesTV.  Visit the BrookesTV studio and find out how a news bulletin is created.
  • Enigma.  Learn about the mathematics of cryptography and codebreaking through the ages, including the German Enigma machine of World War II.  Can you break the codes and reveal the hidden messages?
  • An hourwith Oxford Brookes Racing.  Meet the female members of our highly successful Formula Student team, Oxford Brookes Racing. They will spend an hour helping your team to build and race your own model car.