London South Bank University are marking 100 years of teaching women in engineering with a year of events and activities celebrating the achievements of the university’s graduate women engineers and showcasing research being undertaken by current students and staff.
The event’s aim to encourage young women to study STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects and to explore and challenge some of the barriers and perceptions that exist of the engineering world.
Engineering the Future was the theme of the online event on Nov 17th 2020, which focussed on the cutting edge research being undertaken by female engineers across a range of engineering disciplines.
It featured a presentation on ‘intelligent energy networks’ by Catarina Marques, Senior Research Fellow at LSBU and GreenSCIES project manager, which showcased the research being undertaken by the GreenSCIES consortium on developing a detailed design for a smart local energy system in Islington. The event, which was described as ‘inspirational for both speakers and audience’ and ‘truly insightful’ can be watched in full at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS6cBd-JiIY&t=3684s.