Let’s face it, there aren’t many of us with ovaries in the Engineering faculty. “The Green Design Challenge” attempted to lure young women in with ‘fun’ dressed up as ‘engineering’ (or the other way round?)
Indeed! We should be doin more of this! The only reason I didn't become an engineer is because I didn't really know what it entailed (sob sob) but in retrospect....
What I can't believe is that MechEng hasn't got the cash to run such a programme without having to plaster Shell's name all over it. Those young impressionable schoolgirl teens will just come away thinking that Shell really do give a s**t...
Somehow, me thinks not.
BTW, are the turbines available for eneral public viewing, or will I have to rummage in the skip out back?
We are heading for a skills shortage in the Science, Engineering and Techology sectors unless the trend that we see of less and less pupils doing Science and Maths A-Levels reverses. There's been a 30% decrease in pupils taking Physics and Maths A-levels in the last decade... http://www.etechb.co.uk/archive/hardmaths.asp
More on this and on other Engineernig campaigns such as WISE on the ETB (Engineering Technology Board) website http://www.etechb.co.uk
This encouraging girls into Engineering sounds like a fantastically cunning plan to me. You kill two birds with the proverbial singular stone as the girls can also attract more boys providing even more Engineers to run the world.