To mark International Women in Engineering Day last Friday, Abertay hosted a day of workshops, talks and announced the winners of the Unsung Heroes of STEM poster competition.
The event kicked off with a fully booked Unconscious Bias workshop delivered by the Head of Equate Scotland, Talat Yaqoob and her colleague, Sara Orr-Saiz. This was followed by talks given by top women in engineering, including Director of Research at University of St Andrews, Dr Aileen Fyfe and Abertay alumni and General Manager at Scottish Water, Belinda Oldfield.
Frances Ratcliffe, Chair of Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Scotland, then announced the winners of the Unsung Heroes of STEM poster competition. The winners received Amazon voucher prizes courtesy of the Institution of Civil Engineers. The competition had participants from Inverkeithing High, Monifieth, Community School of Auchterarder, Dunfermline High, St Leonards, Dunnikeir Primary, Newport Primary, University of Dundee, Abertay University and Science Girls.
Winners – primary schools:
1st Place: Jonny and Anna on Karl Benz - St Leonards Primary, year 2
2nd Place: Jessica on Charles Perkin - Dunnikier Primary, primary 5
3rd Place: Euan and Zachary on Seki Takakazu - St Leonards Primary, year 4
Winners – secondary schools and universities:
1st Place: Stephanie Anani on Mary Anderson - University of Dundee, 1st year Civil Engineering
2nd Place: Chiran Utan on Gregoire Courtine - Inverkeithing High, Senior 3
3rd Place: Finn Smith on Ajay Bhatt - Inverkeithing High, Senior 3
Caption: Abertay organisers, Aleksandra Tomczyk and Margi Vilnay with 1st place winner Stephanie Anani, teachers Kristen Petrie (science teacher from Dunnikier Primary) and Tracey Hunter (chemistry teacher from Inverkeithing High School) and Chair of ICE Scotland, Frances Ratcliffe