June is a great month to celebrate women in engineering, with International Women in Engineering Day on 23 June. I'd like to let you know about two exciting, free, online events happening at the end of June that you are very welcome to join.
On Wednesday 21 June, 2-4pm BST, Imperial College is hosting a Wikithon on women in STEM. Join us to find out about how to edit Wikipedia to enhance and create biographies of notable women engineers and scientists. You’ll discover how to become a Wikipedia editor and how to use your skills to improve our knowledge of the contributions of women to the field, as well as building your research and writing skills. More information and a registration link can be found at Eventbrite.
And on Monday 26 June, 3-4:30pm BST the IET, University of Ottawa and Society of Women Engineers are co-hosting a webinar on Discovering archives of women in STEM in the UK, US and Canada. You’ll hear about the archives of individual engineering organisations such as the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) – a rich history going back to the early twentieth century. You’ll also learn about the Canadian Archive of Women in STEM, hosted at the University of Ottawa in collaboration with the Canadian Institute of Women in Engineering and Science (CIWES) and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) More information on the IET events website.