Department runs IoMWomen in Materials seminar

On Friday 6 November, over 40 representatives from 13 different companies and institutions gathered together in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering for the IoM3 Women in Materials seminar.

Jointly organised by Sarah Boad (IoM3), and Dr Amy Gandy and Professor Beverley Inkson (Materials Science and Engineering), themes centred on mentoring, public engagement and career development, with an emphasis on women in materials engineering. 

Presentations included:

  • Sarah Boad, IoM3 membership and professional accreditation
  • Eunice Lawton,  mentoring schemes available within the University of Sheffield
  • Jill Collins (Sheffield Hallam University), history of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), including objectives and public engagement schemes
  • Kathryn Jackson (Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre), introduction to being a STEM ambassador and gender imbalance in the UK nuclear and wider engineering sectors
  • Diane Aston (Education Executive at IoM3), introduction to the Schools Discovery box, School Affiliate Scheme and public engagement opportunities

The event concluded with talks on career progression. Delivered by Dr Jody Turner from the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC), and Dr Amy Gandy, Lecturer in Nuclear Engineering.