Airships, Steamships and Spitfires
A selection of stories from 100 years of women in engineering
It is over a century since women were first able to start to become engineers. Many of the first women were not merely pioneering a new career for females but were also making important contributions to engineering in the UK. Dr Nina Baker will share some of the terrific stories about amazing women, from her years of research into these hidden histories, including some Scottish women as well as examples from elsewhere.
Continuing Professional Development
This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.
25 Nov 2020
5:15pm - 7:00pm
Scotland South West Local Network
This seminar will be provided virtually via Microsoft Teams. More information for this will be provided soon.
Thanks go to Black & Veatch for providing IT support and Micosoft Teams access.
Dr Nina Baker DL PhD BSc FIESIS HonMWES
Dr Nina Baker has had a varied career, having become a merchant navy deck officer on leaving school and later taken an engineering design degree in her 30s, from the University of Warwick. She then gained a PhD in concrete durability from the University of Liverpool. She has lived with her family in Glasgow since 1989, working variously as a materials lecturer in further education and as a research administrator and, until 2017, as an elected city councillor. Now retired from all that, her interest in promoting STEM careers for girls has led her to become an independent researcher, mainly specialising in the history of women in engineering. She has recently published her first book, “Adventures in aeronautical design, the life of Hilda M. Lyon”.
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17:15 - 17:30 Microsoft Teams Login and Registration
17:30 - 17:35 Welcome and Speaker Introduction
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18:20 - 18:50 Q&A
18:50 - 18:55 Vote of thanks
19:00 Event ends