Women in Engineering Day - Bristol

Women in Materials
26 Jun 2018

Despite a day of beautiful weather that attracted crowds to Millennium Square Bristol, We the Curious still got a steady stream of visitors.  John and his team did us proud and had a prominent area set up for us. They were on hand all day too helping out as were a great team of helpers, young and old...

Plenty of families and visiting groups came over for a chat and to engage in the activities set out. We had an area with questions relating to plastics, sustainability and recycling that people could add to or answer.

Another area where people could separate plastics according to whether they thought it was recyclable. There was also a challenge with some recycled products where visitors could guess what these products used to be in a former life. These activities attracted many visitors, some staying for a considerable time, chatting and taking part.

In addition, We the Curious produced a number of posters that were dispersed through the venue and highlighted where woman had contributed to a particular project. Some of these were quite obscure and some better known.

All in all it was a very good day with great helpers from local industry and very knowledgeable and helpful staff, not forgetting some terrific questions from visitors young and old.

The event in London took place at The Science Museum (Exhibition Road, SW7 2DD), where a scavenger hunt quiz were given out to find exhibits in the Museum concerning various female scientists and engineers.                                                                                                                                                        

The event in Rotherham was at Magna Science Adventure Centre (Magna Way, S60 1FD) where female engineering contributions have been highlighted.

For further information about the event in Rotherham click here