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International Women in Engineering Day

International Women in Enginerering Day was held on 23 June; the theme was Inventors and Innovators. This year celebrated the amazing work that women engineers around the world are doing to support lives and livelihoods every day.

'Profiling the best, brightest and bravest women in engineering, the inventors and innovators who dare to be part of the solution and are helping to build towards a brighter future.'

4 OBs have been involved: Zoe Nicholls (Churchill, 2019), Lizzie Apthorp (Spencer, 2013), Ziyi (Cathy) Zhu (School, 2015) and Katia Tischenko (Year of '21). Each have put together a short video (links at the end of the article) answering the following questions: 

Why did you choose to study Physics A-level and a Physics related degree?

When you were 15, did you ever consider you might be working in a Physics/Engineering related field?

Do you feel that women are under-represented in Physics and Engineering?

What are your future plans in the world of work?

If you were to give a message to a girl studying Physics at the moment, what would it be?

The School continues to encourage young women to consider employing their talents in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) field, particularly under-represented areas like Physics and Engineering.  


Zoe Nicholls: Link to video


Lizzie Apthorp: Link to video


Ziyi Zhu (known at school as Cathy): Link to video


Katia Tischenko: Link to Link to video

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