To celebrate INWED 2021, WESBath (the WES student group at the University of Bath) are hosting a free, virtual event on Tuesday 1st June 6-8pm with talks from four speakers & a panel discussion. The aim of the event is to bring together engineers at different stages of their careers to talk about their journey and any engineering heroes that inspired them, as well as the engineering heroes they aspire to be 🦸‍♀️. The event will include:

18:10-19:15 Four guest speakers, all at different stages of their engineering careers.

Elisa Barber, Electronics Consultant Engineer at The Technology Partnership (TTP)
Elisa is a recent Bath graduate, completing a Masters in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. Whilst at Bath, she completed a placement year at 3P Innovation in Warwick, and was also an active member in WESBath. She is now an Electronics Consultant Engineer at The Technology Partnership (TTP) near Cambridge, developing and creating medical and surgical devices. In her spare time, she enjoys outreach and volunteering, encouraging others into STEM subjects and the fascinating world of engineering.

Sarah Linnell, Graduate Sustainability Engineer at Cundall
Sarah completed her Meng in Civil and Architectural Engineering at Bath and is working as a Graduate Sustainability at Cundall. Her background in structural engineering has led to a growing interest in the designer’s influence on material choices to facilitate sustainable design. She is working within the wider sustainability team at Cundall, specialising in quantifying whole life embodied carbon to inform design decisions and to be part of the conversation driving Net Zero Carbon design.

Jo Douglas-Harris, Inks Product and Application Manager at Venator
Jo completed a master’s degree in Chemistry in 2013 at the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in Chemical Engineering sponsored by Unilever in 2017 at the University of Bath, before joining British Sugar as a Process Scientist. She is now the Inks Product and Application Manager at Venator, specialising in the development of titanium dioxide pigments for inks applications. Jo has volunteered with WES for several years, initially as one of the founding members of WESBath, then joining WES council and becoming a Trustee as part of their Board of Directors. Jo is now Cluster Co-ordinator for the Tyne and Tees Region.

Sarah Haslam, Chief Program Engineer at Ford Motor Company
Sarah graduated from Bristol University with a Mechanical Engineering Degree and has 25 years of experience within the automotive industry. She has recently returned from a 3-year international assignment in Valencia, Spain where she held a manufacturing role responsible for quality improvement of Ford Kuga and Transit Connect. She is currently based at Ford Dunton, responsible for engine development for European vehicles. Outside of work, Sarah is currently a Council member for WES and has been a Trustee for the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE) with the key role of Deputy Chair of the International Strategy Board.

19:15-19:45 An interactive panel discussion for you to submit your questions.

19:45-20:00 A networking opportunity, where you may use breakout rooms to talk with the speakers or other attendees.

The event is open to all and will be held on Zoom. You can book your free place now via our eventbrite page, and please email us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you all there! 😊