Engineering Research Futures (ERF) invite you to attend an event to celebrate the 2021 International Women in Engineering Day around the theme of “Engineering Heroes”. The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) is a charity and a professional network of women engineers, scientists and technologists offering inspiration, support and professional development. They support and inspire women to achieve as engineers, scientists and as leaders; encourage the education of engineering; and support companies with gender diversity and inclusion. INWED is an international awareness campaign which raises the profile of women in engineering and focuses attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry.

The event is open to anyone that identifies as an engineer by training or affiliation. The event will feature talks from inspirational women in Engineering roles within the University of Nottingham as well as guest speakers from industry, along with structured networking sessions with information regarding career development. The event will be held on 23rd June 2021, 10:00-12:30 on MS Teams.

As part of this event, we will be running a paper competition in which we ask women engineers* to submit a recently published peer reviewed paper or conference proceeding relating to work you have been involved in as a 1 minute video to win one of 3 prizes:

1st prize: £150 Amazon voucher

2nd prize: £100 Amazon voucher

3rd prize: £50 Amazon voucher

Please record a one-minute narrated PowerPoint presentation, a video or other audio-visual output describing research novelty, importance and impact. Upload instructions will be sent separately. This prize is sponsored by the University of Nottingham (UoN) Propulsion Futures Beacon @UoN_Propulsion

We will also be offering entry to a prize draw to win membership to the Women’s Engineering Society. This prize is sponsored by the UoN EDI Sphere.