Advance notice of October public lecture with Dame Ann Dowling

Advance notice of October public lecture with Dame Ann Dowling

20 July 2016 at 12:54

The Centre for Women in Science and Engineering Research (WiSER) at Trinity College Dublin 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, titled ‘Diversity and inclusion: a value proposition for engineering’, with an introduction by Provost Patrick Prendergast.

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.

Event details

Date:  Wednesday 26th October 2016

Time: 6pm

Venue: Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College

All Welcome.

Details of registration will be circulated closer to the date.