10 May 2017

Poster competition to find Unsung Heroes of STEM

Poster competition to find Unsung Heroes of STEM

Abertay University will unveil the Unsung Heroes of STEM at an event marking International Women in Engineering Day.

A series of experts from the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics will stage talks and workshops at the University’s Hannah Maclure Centre on June 23.

Speakers will include Chair of the Institution of Civil Engineers in Scotland Frances Ratcliffe, General Manager of Scottish Water Belinda Oldfield and University of St Andrews lecturer Aileen Fyffe - an expert on the history of science.

The event includes a workshop on unconscious bias which can be booked in advance.

The day will also mark the culmination of a competition where members of the public, including school children and college students, were invited to create a poster describing a little-known STEM discoverer or discovery that has changed people’s lives.

Posters will be displayed in the foyer at Abertay from June 19, with the winning entrants receiving prizes at an awards ceremony as part of the main event on June 23.

Around 70 guests are expected to attend from 2pm to 5pm with a workshop session from 12 noon until 1.30pm.

Abertay Civil Engineering Student Aleksandra Tomczyk – an Interconnect Champion for Equate Scotland – has organised the event with the help of Programme Leader for Abertay’s BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering, Margi Vilnay.

Aleksandra said: “There are so many STEM discoveries that are relatively unknown and this event will shine a light on some of those.

“Taking place on International Women in Engineering Day, it is also a chance to celebrate the vital contribution that women have made to the sector.

“I wish all of the entrants to our posters competition the best of luck and look forward to receiving many creative entries.”

Posters should be A1 size (594mm x 841mm) and have no more than 250 words of text.

Email your poster in PDF format to Alex at 1304133@abertay.ac.uk

Entries are open until midnight on June 12.

To register for the main event or workshop on June 23 visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/unsung-heroes-of-stem-international-women-in-engineering-day-at-abertay-tickets-34107846487

Unsung Heroes of STEM poster.

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