University of Sheffield inspires young women in science

 March 30, 2017

The Exploring STEM for Girls event was recently hosted by the University of Sheffield in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University.

The extraordinary event designed to inspire the next generation of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) was introduced by Meg Munn, Patron of the Women’s Engineering Society and included an inspirational talk from Dr Gwen Reilly, University of Sheffield, Faculty Director of Women in Engineering

More than 600 female pupils aged 13-16 from schools across South Yorkshire participated in a variety of exciting experiments and wacky workshops including; Space Robots, a Physics Cloud Chamber, the Formula Student Car and Chemistry Island. 

Pupils were given the opportunity to speak to current University students and staff about their studies, carers, and real life applications of STEM subjects which have helped to transform the world we live in.

Helping increase the number of women entering the engineering professional is key. The University actively attracts, retains, develops and promotes exceptional women of high talent and competence who are leaders in their field - and it attracts top students from all over the world.

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