21
Apr
Inclusive Engineering Education Symposium 21/22 April 2016 UCL
14:00 to 17:00
From 21-04-16 to 22-04-16

Inclusive Engineering Education Symposium
Starts 2pm on 21 & to 5:30 on 22 April 2016
UCL Centre for Engineering Education, London

Speakers from Australia, Germany, USA and UK include Burohappold and BAeSystems as well as Julie Mills of the University of South Australia, author of the books Gender Inclusive Engineering Education and Challenging Knowledge , Sex and Power: gender, work and engineering.

This symposium seeks to kick start a new agenda for women in engineering in the UK making sure that with the focus on intersectionality of diversity dimensions that gender is not lost, but embedded and goes beyond ‘getting more women in’
Make sure you are part of setting the agenda. Participation is called for from social scientists, policy makers, engineers and engineering educators.

How are engineering departments doing with increasing the number of women and other minority groups?

Are we delivering engineers who understand inclusive design who could apply a knowledge of gender and disability issues to engineering problems?

Will graduates wow employers looking for the right engineers – those that understand inclusion?

How are engineering departments doing in delivering on Athena SWAN action plans?

Find out more online and register today while places last. http://bit.ly/eng_inclusion

The must attend event in April for engineering educators is the inclusive engineering education symposium at UCL on 21 and 22 April. We’ve brought together experts from engineering industry and academia and the social sciences who have recognised the need to go beyond ‘filling the pipeline’ to increase the diversity of engineers.

The fast paced Pecha Kucha session will present a mix of diversity issues and is supported by an interactive programme led by practitioners exploring different ways of teaching, enriching the curriculum to include gender and disability and how to evolve your departmental culture.

You know it’s not just your female colleagues who need to attend?
It’s imperative that addressing inclusion is not seen as women’s work. Creating a culture that is a go to place for women makes it attractive to other minority groups – so making sure your male colleagues who teach and research are a key part of addressing inclusion could really help your ATHENA SWAN submission gain traction at the next panel meeting.

Expect a diverse and interesting discussion with outputs focused on ‘what extra support is needed to make the curriculum meet the needs of employers and produce diversity aware engineers?’

We look forward to meeting you and or your colleagues

Jan Peters
Symposium Chair
External Consultant to UCL Engineering
Jan.peters@ucl.ac.uk