7 January 2014

News from WISE
30 year campaign
Welcome to 2014 and the 30th anniversary of the WISE campaign. During the year, we will celebrate progress, review and refresh aspirations for where we want to be in the next 30 years. Things have moved on since 1984, when only 7% of those studying engineering at UK universities were female, but there is a long way to go if we are to achieve the critical mass of 30% women in the science, technology and engineering workforce. We urge everyone who shares our passion for making a positive difference to the numbers to join us in a powerful alliance for change.
Make a pledge for 2014


Downing Street Policy Unit convenes meeting on women in STEM
On 17 December 2013, WISE Director Helen Wollaston joined thirty other organisations for a round table discussion on how to increase the number of girls and women in STEM, with Michael Gove and Elizabeth Truss. Everyone agreed the need for more co-ordination of the many different organisations, programmes and initiatives. Let us make 2014 the year we collaborate towards a common goal. Contact Helen today at h.wollaston@wisecampaign.org.uk if you would like to discuss how you can get involved.


New video of WISE award winner, Hannah Stanbury
The BBC Academy has produced a video as a sponsor of the WISE Apprentice award. The video is about Hannah Stanbury, WISE Apprentice award winner 2013, a weapons fitter at Gosport Defence Munitions, Ministry of Defence. This is a great video of a female role model with a passion for engineering, so please use it to help promote technician apprenticeships to girls.
Watch the video.

 
News from you
* Celebrating pioneering women in male-dominated industries.  Buy the Prospect Pioneers calendar
* WISE Diversity Award winner, Incommunities, lead the way in providing training opportunities. Read the article
* EDT’s Estelle Rowe is recognised for work inspiring girls into engineering education. Read the article
* Congratulations to Rebecca Bright, Director of Therapy Box, who won a 2013 everywoman Award sponsored by IBM
* Professor Dorothy Griffiths - 50 years of making positive changes for women at Imperial College. Read the article
* Katie Sisk and Melissa Bates receive the Arkwright Engineering Scholarship. Read the article
 
Funding
The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship for female students of computer science
, computer engineering, informatics or a closely related technical field. Closing date February 17th. Find out more
Engineering Professor's Council
Public Engagement Grant Award, closing date 3rd February

Brunel University project
Grants of £1,250 a month to 40 women on postgraduate engineering courses. Read the news article

 
Opportunities to make a difference
* The Royal Academy of Engineering - a study to promote improvements in the quality of teaching and learning in Engineering. Do the survey
* Women in Social and Environmental Enterprise (WiSEE).
Join WiSEE to gain support and tools to launch your own green or social enterprise!
* Chrisalys is seeking female volunteers from the STEM sector, particularly from the north of England, to become STEM Champions to a group of Post 16 female students. To find out more please contact Chris Gatman: chris@chrisalys.co.uk / 07803212374. See the Chrisalys website
 
Resources
New report from the Institute of Physics:
Closing Doors: Exploring gender and subject choice in schools
New report on gender stereotyping in apprenticeships:
Under-representation by gender and race in apprenticeships
Women in Mining:
100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining
 
Stay connected

Visit the WISE website
If you have any questions or comments, please email info@wisecampaign.org.uk or phone 01274 724009

Thank you for signing up to the monthly newsletter from WISE. The bulletin highlights professional development opportunities for women in STEM, reports on latest news and developments that focus on gender inclusion and diversity, plus much more. It’s a great way to keep connected and informed!
WISE Leadership training
10 January, London
Apprenticeships for girls
Discovery workshop for girls, parents and teachers
1 February, Birmingham
WISE Student Colloquium
8 April, Huddersfield
Read this month's blog
Women inspired by WISE
Sarah House attended a WISE event for girls in 1984, and is now a Public Health Engineer
Read more
Welcome to Prospect, our first trade union member. We look forward to campaigning with them to promote women in STEM.
Copyright © 2014 The WISE Campaign, All rights reserved.