University of Sheffield engineer talks equality with The Guardian

University of Sheffield engineer talks equality with 'The Guardian'

 July 30, 2020

Dr Rachael Rothman is a Senior Lecturer for the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Sheffield.

She led the department’s successful Athena SWAN silver award submission in 2013.

She was also the Faculty Director for Women in Engineering, overseeing the faculty's equality and diversity activities. As Director for Women in Engineering, she was also responsible for a team of people working to improve equality and diversity, with a particular focus on gender equality.

Rachael (pictured below middle) strives for the University of Sheffield to be the number one place for women to work and study engineering, as the University organises numerous outreach events and activities to increase the proportion of female staff and students and put in place long-lasting cultural changes.

Sheffield Rachael

Inspiring women to study and work in engineering

In an article in The Guardian titled 'How can engineering degrees attract more women?', Rachael discusses how the University of Sheffield's Women in Engineering is working to degender engineering by "bringing thought-provoking and informative material to secondary and primary schools".

Sheffield schools

Rachael also explains how the University of Sheffield attracts women engineers - both staff and students - by showcasing role models through initiatives such as its Wall of Women.

Sheffield University

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