23 June 2021
Every International Women in Engineering Day (June 23) UCL Engineering takes the opportunity to showcase and champion our fantastic female students, researchers and academics.
International Women in Engineering Day was originally launched in the UK on 23 June 2014 by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), in order to celebrate its 95th anniversary. Receiving UNESCO patronage in 2016, the initiative became international for the first time in 2017, adopting its now familiar moniker, INWED, and enabling the celebration of women in engineering to become global.
As part of UCL Engineering's INWED 2021 celebrations, representatives from six UCL Engineering departments have been interviewed about their experiences working in their respective disciplines. The theme this year is 'Engineering Heroes' and so we chose six inspiring women - UCL's own Engineering Heroes - to share with us their own heroes, their work and research, as well as advice for the next generation of women engineers. Take a look at 2021’s video interviews to discover more: