International Women In Engineering Day - 23 June

This collection of resources supports the International Women in Engineering Day, and provides some case studies of women working in engineering roles, and highlights some career opportunities. There are also resources which discuss gender stereotyping in the classroom.



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The female face of civil engineering

This booklet illustrates ten case studies of civil engineers describing their career paths and options within civil engineering.  The publication is aimed at school students to inspire and interest them in engineering careers and to emphasise the value of STEM subjects.  

STEM Club support: diversity

This activity challenges stereotypes by asking students to draw and describe an engineer and then requiring them to explain their drawings together with discussing stereotypes. There are career profiles and further activities for teachers to pursue with their students.

Redraw the balance

This video reveals the reality of gender stereotyping amongst primary school children. When asked to draw a firefighter, surgeon and a fighter pilot, 61 pictures were drawn of men and only 5 were female.  This film from Employers and Education helps to raise issues and challenge stereotypes amongst primary -age...

Girls in STEM

This resource contains four PowerPoint presentations educating Year 5 girls on professions within the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The four presentations; Gender stereotypes and equality, The world of work, Influencers and role models and Hopes and aspirations, and include discussion...


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