In the next instalment of our Women in Engineering series, we spoke to Mary, Lottie, Katherine, Elena and Antigoni of Engineering for Change (E4C), a student society based in the School of Engineering which finds engineering solutions to diverse environmental and socio-economic challenges. Our interviewees were recently elected as project leaders, and provided us with insight into what their projects are currently working on and what they hope to achieve in the next year.
To mark this year’s International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), we are showcasing the achievements of women across the School of Engineering. In this article, we hear from staff and students involved in the Molly Fergusson Initiative – a recently founded group to promote the visibility and community of people who identify as women in the School of Engineering.
As part of our 'Women in Engineering' features, we interviewed several team members of Edinburgh University Formula Student - a student society which each year designs and builds a Formula One-style racing car to compete at the Formula Student competition at SIlverstone racetrack.
Dr Camilla Thomson, the School’s Chancellor’s Fellow in Energy, and alumna Clare Lavelle, who is Head of Energy Consultancy at Arup, have been named in the Top 50 Women in Engineering in the UK by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES).
2018 marks 150 years since Queen Victoria bestowed the first Regius Chair of Engineering in the UK to the University of Edinburgh. On Wednesday 24 January the School celebrated this milestone by launching its Engineering150 celebrations.