Women in Engineering

In celebration of 'National Women in Engineering Day' this board recognises just a few of the many inspiring women in engineering, and some places where you can find out more.
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Top 50 women in engineering list released on National Women in Engineering Day

Top 50 Women in Engineering List Released on National Women in Engineering Day

The Great Margaret Hamilton Hamilton's work prevented an abort of the Apollo 11 Moon landing

The Great Margaret Hamilton

Margaret Hamilton, lead software engineer of the Apollo Project, stands next to the code she wrote by hand and that was used to take humanity to the moon. 41 Badass Women Who Changed History Forever

As Tomorrow's Engineers Week kicks off, Alicia Sanchez Espin explains   what it's like to work within an industry with just a six per cent female   workforce

It's not all about hard hats, honest: life as a female engineer

Hedy Lamarr. Wasn't just drop dead gorgeous and a great actress but an inventor. She did great things and was a great actress.

Hedy Lamarr Everyone

republicanidiots: “asapscience: “Hedy Lamarr, according to Wikipedia was an inventor first, actress second. ” Hedy’s patent: ”

Rosalind Franklin - English Chemist and X-ray crystallographer who made contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA, RNA, viruses, coal and graphite.

In honor of Women's History Month: Rosalind Franklin - DNA Rearch

Marie Curie - In 1903 Marie and Pierre were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics jointly with Henri Becquerel for their combined, though separate, work on radioactivity

Marie Curie, for whom the charity Marie Curie is named, is remembered for her discovery of radium and polonium and her contribution to the fight against cancer.

Women in STEM - A look at some of the most successful women in engineering and information on the female contribution in the sector.

The London 2012 Olympic Velodrome

United States Navy Admiral Grace Hopper (1906–1992) was one of the first programmers in the history of computers. Her belief that programming languages should be as easily understood as English was highly influential on the development of one of the first programming languages called COBOL.

Nicknamed “Amazing Grace,” Grace Hopper serves as a role model and inspiration to women working in a variety of STEM fields today.

Professor Dame Ann Dowling, OM DBE FRS FREng - President of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Professor Dame Ann Dowling, OM DBE FRS FREng - President of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Professor Athene Donald - Professor of Experimental Physics and Master of Churchill College, Cambridge

Professor Athene Donald - Professor of Experimental Physics and Master of Churchill College, Cambridge


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