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In 2016, the IET proudly announced Dr Jenni Sidey as the IET YWE Award winner.  Since then, Jenni has gone on to win the Royal Academy of Engineering - Young Engineer of the Year Award and most recently; she was named Canada's newest astronaut by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) competing with 3,772  candidates for one of two spots! We are thrilled to have ... read more...
Posted by Jo Foster on The IET Women's Network Jul 6, 2017 2:40 pm BST
To mark #InternationalWomensDay our Young Woman Engineer (YWE) of the Year awards are now open for entries!   Applications are now open for the launch of the prestigious IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards 2017 which look for the best young women engineers in the UK.   There are three prizes avaialable which aim to celebrate success and ... read more...
Posted by Jo Foster on The IET Women's Network Mar 8, 2017 12:41 pm GMT
What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than engineering a gingerbread house with GBBO star: Andrew Smyth. The IET filmed this video at Savoy Place in London to help bring on the holiday cheer! [ View the story "Great British Bake Off Star: Andrew Smyth - Engineers a Gingerbread House with the IET." on Storify ] read more...
Posted by Jo Foster on The IET Women's Network Dec 16, 2016 10:41 am GMT
Over the last couple of months The IET has been leading a campaign on Twitter to draw attention to the fact that only 9% of engineers in the UK are women.  Hundreds of engineers have posted photos with the hashtag 9PercentIsNotEnough aiming to inspire the next generation of female engineers. A handful of the most recent tweets are brought together in this ... read more...
Posted by Fiona Dew on The IET Women's Network Dec 14, 2016 11:40 am GMT
The treatment of cancer hasn’t really changed over the past 50 years. We’ve seen improvements in surgical procedures as well as radiation therapy and the types of drugs used but generally cancer is still treated by surgery, radiation and drugs. If we fast forward 50 years, will we see any significant changes in these methods?   At the Engineering ... read more...
Posted by Jo Foster on The IET Women's Network Nov 15, 2016 3:52 pm GMT
The following was written by student, Aphra Bennett, following her attendance at Ada Lovelace Day this year at IET London: Savoy Place.   It's wonderful to see that the event continues to make such a positive impact on her and presumably, many others.  This is one of the many reasons that the IET is proud to support Ada Lovelace Day and other inspirational ... read more...
Posted by Jo Foster on The IET Women's Network Oct 28, 2016 11:46 am BST
Here is a list of free tech events that may be of interest. Read more... read more...
Posted by Jo Foster on The IET Women's Network Oct 25, 2016 1:42 pm BST
Samantha Kingston fell into the video games industry by accident - but her rise has been meteoric. Two years ago she had a marketing job at a community theatre when a recruitment consultant approached her, and asked whether she had ever considered a career in gaming. Read more... read more...
Posted by Jo Foster on The IET Women's Network Oct 25, 2016 10:28 am BST
Emma Wilding spoke live on BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire earlier talking about her journey into engineering, her job and the Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards. it starts at 2 hours 13 mins Listen to the interview... read more...
Posted by Jo Foster on The IET Women's Network Oct 20, 2016 5:12 pm BST
Susie Wolff and The Motor Sports Association – governing body of UK motorsport – have joined forces to launch Dare To Be Different, a high-profile new initiative that will inspire, connect and celebratewomen who work in every aspect of motor sport. Read more... Watch the Video... read more...
Posted by Jo Foster on The IET Women's Network Oct 20, 2016 1:48 pm BST

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