October 2014

News from WISE

WISE Awards 2014 Shortlisted Nominees Announced
We are extremely proud to announce this year's shortlist for the prestigious WISE Awards being held on November 13th in London. Having received record numbers of nominations the judges had some difficult decisions to make and the final list includes blue chip companies, academics, school girls and entrepreneurs – all of whom are making a difference for women and girls in STEM. Read the full list here

FREE workshops with WISE at the
Graduate Engineer and Science Show

WISE will be running a series of free 'Create your Future' workshops and panel discussions for school girls, female undergraduates and graduates. Meet female role models from industry and find out about exciting careers in engineering and science. 
Find out more or to book a place please get in touch with Shagufta on s.sharif@wisecampaign.org.uk

Knowledge Sharing Events for WISE members
WISE held another successful knowledge sharing event on 25 September in Stafford. It was kindly hosted by corporate members Alstom and included 4 fascinating presentations as well as some lively discussion and sharing of ideas. The next Knowledge Sharing Event will be held in Derby in association with Rolls-Royce on 29 October. These events are free and open to all WISE members.

Book your place for 29 October
Read about previous Knowledge Sharing Events

POWERful Women
WISE Board member, Nina Skorupska, represented WISE at a POWERful Women event in September for women across the UK’s energy sector. In line with WISE's mission, attendees reported that they choose to focus on three main areas:
1. Keeping the debate about diversity in energy alive in government, industry and education 
2. Providing mentoring opportunities for women 
3. Shining a light on role models

Women Returners To STEM - Career Restart
WISE board member, Gillian Arnold of Tectre, is delivering a one day course for women wanting to return to a career in STEM. The course will help women feel more confident about finding a job and getting back to work, including gaining hints and tips for updating your CV to showcase your skills in the best light.
Find out more and book your place
Contact info@tectre.com for access to the Returners Forum

News from you

WISE Member, JACOBS, one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical and management services, is holding a Recruitment Open Evening in November in Bristol where they are looking for a number of positions within the Nuclear industry inlcuding Senior Project Managers and Project Engineers. Please contact Christine.Evans@Jacobs.com to find out more. See the Jacobs website

Women in Rail have launched their new website www.womeninrail.org

Teacher Industrial Partners' Scheme to help you help your students to understand how your subject links to engineering and the diverse range of career opportunities available at all levels.
Find out more and bursaries available

Congratulations to...
  • Michael R. Bloomberg was made an Honorary Knight of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his exceptional business achievements, philanthropic contributions and the economic and cultural links he's built between the UK and US. Bloomberg is the Headline Sponsor for the WISE Awards 2014. Read the press release
  • All Athena SWAN award winners. See the full list of winners (Click on right of that page to download list)
  • Rhiannon Heard, IMechE Land Rover Spen King Sustainability Scholarship winner. Read more
  • The finalists of the The IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards. Read more

Opportunities to make a difference

Female students in STEM!
Become a WISE member - it's FREE!

If you would like to connect with other women who love science, technology, engineering and maths; join our campaign to inspire more girls to follow in your footsteps. 
Since we started offering free WISE student membership 3 weeks ago, the number of students members has quadrupled! If you are already a WISE member, please spread the word!
Find out more and join WISE now

Research reports

Women in engineering: Fixing the talent pipeline
This report demonstrates that 16 is the critical age at which women are lost to potential careers in engineering, and considers what needs to be done both in and outside of schools to attract more female talent into the industry.

The report makes recommendations for how to meet the four main challenges to attracting more female talent into engineering:
  • ensuring that more girls acquire the prerequisites, particularly physics, at A-level
  • combating unhelpful perceptions of STEM and engineering careers, among both girls and their families, as ‘masculine’ or ‘brainy’.
  • improving students' understanding of engineering careers and the engineering pathway
  • making more effective use of resources in the fragmented STEM ecosystem.
 Read more and download the report

Engineering Happiness
A 'feel-good' video produced by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) showing dancing engineers and key landmarks in London that have been built by engineers. Watch the video

Look to the Future
A careers pack developed for primary schools, which uses the topic of Space, to highlight the importance of STEM.
Download the pack from the resources page for schools

Miss Possible: Dolls to Inspire Girls Across Generations
Dolls of real female role models and fun apps that bring their work to life. Read more

Celebrating Women in Science
A series of five videos of women talking about their careers and how they got into science. Watch the videos

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Free Workshop for UTCs
16 October, Sheffield
Free Workshop for UTCs
10 November, Manchester
WISE Knowledge Sharing Event in association with Rolls-Royce
29 October, Derby
WISE at the Graduate Engineer and Science Show
Free workshops for Students & Graduates
29 October, Derby
WISE Awards 2014
Last few tickets remaining
13 November, London
Create your Future
Discovery workshop for girls parents and teachers
22 November
Welcome to Antech, University of Westminster, Pop Science Limited, all our new individual members and our new student members who have taken advantage of our FREE student membership
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Mythili Sutharson: From dreams to potential reality
For Individuals
The Talent 2030 National Engineering Competition for Girls
29 Sept to 19 Dec
Social Tech Seed
Closing date: 22 October
SEMTA Skills Awards
Closing date: 31 October
2015 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards
Closing date: 3 November
Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: EMEA
Closing date: 2 February
For companies and organisations
Employer ownership: developing women engineers
Closing date: 5 December
Time to take the ‘E’ out of STEM?
9 October, London
11 October, London
The Modern Alchemist - The Royal Society of Chemistry
13 October, Harrogate
Stemettes Autumn Web Hack at Technopop
18 October, London
WAVE at Skills Cymru
22 October, Cardiff
Finding Schemes for you
22 October, Webinar
16th International Conference for Women Engineers and Scientists
24 October, California
Stemettes Sky Hack (Over 18s)
25 October, Leeds
Girl Geek Dinner: What Has Science Done For Me?
27 October, Manchester
Tomorrow’s Engineers Week
3-7 November
Stemettes Hack Sheffield
8 November, Sheffield
Women Returners To STEM - Career Restart
12 November, London
Education and Gender Equality: Learning Lessons, Moving Forward
17 November, London
Social media: who to follow
19 November, Webinar
Renewable Futures and Green Energy Awards
25 November, Bath
2015 Women in IT Awards
29 January, London
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