Book now for public lecture by Dame Ann Dowling (Wed 26 October, Trinity College Dublin)

Book now for public lecture by Dame Ann Dowling (Wed 26 October, Trinity College Dublin)

13 September 2016 at 09:43

The president of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the University of Cambridge’s Professor of Mechanical Engineering and deputy Vice-Chancellor is to present a public lecture at Trinity College Dublin in October.

The Centre for Women in Science and Engineering Research (WiSER), Trinity College Dublin (TCD), in conjunction with Engineers Ireland and the Royal Irish Academy, will host a public lecture by Dame Ann Dowling, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Cambridge.

The presentation is entitled ‘Diversity and inclusion: a value proposition for engineering’, with an introduction by TCD provost, Patrick Prendergast. Book your place at the event.

Lack of diversity in engineering is of concern in many countries. In the UK, only 8% of engineers are women, the lowest proportion across Europe. Representation of minority ethnic groups is also low, at around 6% of the workforce.
In this talk, Ann Dowling will discuss some of the lessons learnt from the Royal Academy of Engineering’s diversity and inclusion programme. This programme, funded by the UK Government, has recently completed its first phase and has made notable progress working with employers, UK professional bodies and third sector organisations in raising awareness, sharing leading practice and driving change across the industry.

Date:  Wednesday 26 October 2016
Time: 6pm
Venue: Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin

All are welcome. Book your place at the event.