Stanmore College is committed to increasing the number of female engineering students.
The college is leading the way in the community by offering chances for young women to obtain hands-on engineering experience and scientific principles into practical applications that benefit society.
Young girls from a range of high schools attended an intensive training at the institution on April 5. The students were surprised to learn how link electrical circuits, wire, utilise LEDs and batteries, and create their own buzzer games in such a short amount of time.
According to Engineering UK, women make up just 14.5 per cent of the engineering and technology workforce in the UK, contributing to the skills deficit and gender pay gap.
With the help of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) team, Dr. Afrouz Mehr, a Stanmore female engineering instructor, led a session.
Aria, year 11 Avanti High School student said: “It’s been really good, the buzzer game was great and, earlier, we made a drone that uses propellers to move.”
15-year-old Whitmore High School student added: “It’s made me want to do engineering, the teachers really knew how to explain it well and I would recommend this workshop. The circuit we made worked and started beeping just like the buzzer game you buy.”
Morale was high and a fresh air of confidence was palpable; the event had clearly demonstrated that aspirations, which previously seemed unattainable, were capable of being realised.
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