The UI College of Engineering is proudly participating in International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), an annual festival developed and coordinated by the Women's Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate the achievements of women in engineering and inspire younger generations.
It takes place annually on June 23 and is an accessible and inspiring way for companies, institutions, organizations, schools, universities and individuals to raise the profile of women in STEM and related sectors, and showcase a commitment to diversity. INWED is under UNESCO patronage.
In 2018, INWED, originating in the United Kingdom, aims to inspire even greater participation across the globe, both online and through physical activities, by individuals, schools, colleges, groups and organizations.
The College of Engineering is focusing this year's attention to International Women in Engineering Day on:
- Women Members of the College's Distinguished Engineering Alumni Academy
- Distinguished Women Faculty Members of the College
- Highlighting Engineering Graduating Senior Larson Who Looks for Ways to Improve Patient Care at UI Hospitals and Clinics
- University of Iowa Biomedical Engineering Women Students Tackle Lymphedema in Breast Cancer Patients
Founded in 1919, the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) is a professional, not-for-profit network of women engineers, scientists and technologists offering inspiration, support and professional development. Although the world has changed since a group of women decided to band together to create an organisation to support women in engineering after the First World War, the need is very much still there. WES works in a number of ways to support women in STEM, to encourage the study and application of engineering, to promote gender equality and diversity in the workplace, and to award excellence and encourage achievement through our awards and grants schemes. WES will be celebrating its centenary in 2019. www.wes.org.uk