Electrifying Women International Webinar: sharing histories of women in engineering and applied science from around the world

April 8th, 2022, Friday 10.00-12.00 UTC

A webinar to share stories and projects on the history of women in engineering and applied science from around the world.

About this event

Are you active in researching the history of women in engineering and applied science? Are you interested in talking to others working on this topic across the world?

We invite you to join us for this inclusive Zoom webinar, which is an opportunity to share your stories and plans, as well as hearing about the work of others. The schedule of the day is as follows:

Session 1, 10.00-12.00 UK time: Outreach and engagement

Graeme Gooday and Emily Rees Koerner (Electrifying Women International/University of Leeds)

Introduction to first session

Jung Sun Kim (President, International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES))

Two Decades of the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists

Anne Locker (Institution of Engineering and Technology)

Women in engineering and applied sciences in the IET archives

Ceryl Evans (Royal Pavilion and Museums Trust)

The worth of wikithons: Editing historical women engineers onto Wikipedia – the pros, cons, and preparation

Hope Miyoba (Science Museum Group)

Title TBC

Graeme Gooday (University of Leeds)

Engaging students in international stories of women in engineering and applied science

Questions and group discussion

Session 2, 15.00-17.00 UK time: Histories of women in engineering and applied science

Graeme Gooday and Emily Rees Koerner (Electrifying Women International/University of Leeds)

Introduction to second session

Nina Baker (Independent historian)

More than pioneers: 20 years in the history of women in engineering

Amy Bix (Iowa State University)

Electrifying Young Women Internationally: American and Global Programs to Expand Access, Support, and Equity in Engineering

Monique Frize (The Canadian Institute for Women in Engineering and Sciences (CIWES))

CIWES book project

Shantha Mohan (Mentor and Project Guide, Integrated Innovation Institute, Carnegie Mellon University)

Pioneering Indian Engineering Women

Eleanor Peters (University of Aberdeen)

Electrical Mediation in Interwar Scotland

Questions and group discussion

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The Zoom joining instructions will be provided closer to the time.

This event will be hosted by the Electrifying Women International project at the University of Leeds, in collaboration with the Women’s Engineering Society (UK) and the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES).

For more details about our project, please visit the Electrifying Women International webpage.

To participate, please sign up on Eventbrite here.

Email EWinternational2021@gmail.com to get the Zoom details.

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