Women in Engineering
In January, Year 12 students Edith Buckland-Watts, Jacqueline Field and Sreya Parakala attended the 2017 UNSW Women in Engineering Camp. The tasks put before them included designing a device to assist the blind at home, designing an electric dice, and creating their own custom flavoured and coloured beverage.
Along with the projects, the five days were filled with site visits to Atlassian, Telstra, Infigen Energy, Firmenich and UNSW’s Water Research lab. The highlight of the week…climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge!
Students were also introduced to professional female engineers who are taking on the industry. Jennifer Moss, Vice President R&D at Arnott’s and Narelle Underwood, NSW Surveyor General met the girls and shared their experiences in this dynamic field.
In an attempt to increase the female presence in a male-dominated industry, UNSW has made it a mission to increase women representation in the field of Engineering. The camp is open to students in Year 11 and Year 12 who are interested in studying engineering at University. Applications for the 2018 camp open Thursday 1 June 2017. For more information click here.