The School of the Built Environment and the School of Systems Engineering held a Women in Engineering Day networking lunch, featuring a variety of fun engineering challenges, hosted by SSE’s Professor Rachel McCrindle and the TSBE Centre.
National Women in Engineering Day is an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and to focus attention on the amazing career opportunities available to women in this sector. More information on the campaign can be found here.
Participants competed for prizes in a ‘marshmallow tower’ contest, building replica Eiffel Towers with nothing but tape, string, spaghetti and a marshmallow. There was also a quiz highlighting the achievements of famous women engineers, and a Europe inspired lego building task. Creations ranged from the EU flag to the Bristol Suspension Bridge and joint winner were the Parthenon and the Reichstag, built by TSBE’s own Stacey Waring and Thomas Chung.