Leading female scientists and engineers awarded scientific heirlooms by their peers at the fourth Engineering & Physical Sciences Suffrage Science Awards on 8 March 2019.
With the core STEM employment sector increasing by 6.3% from 2017 to 2018 at more than 6 times that of overall employment in the UK, it is safe to say that the sector is fast growing. However, the percentage of women in core STEM occupations actually dropped from 23% in 2017 to 22% in 20181. This is certainly not the direction we want to be going, and re-emphasised the need to recognise leading and pioneering female scientists and engineers across industries. Within engineering the challenge is even greater as women make up less than 11% of the sector in the UK. With a large skills gap looming and the need for a more diverse workforce, it has never been more important to inspire and encourage more people, especially women, to choose a career in engineering.
On International Women’s Day, 8 March 2019, 12 female scientists and engineers from across the world have been presented with hand-crafted jewellery at the Suffrage Science Awards ceremony, held at The Royal Society, London. The awards celebrates women in science and engineering and encourages others to enter science and reach senior leadership roles.
Professor Tiny de Keuster, who worked alongside the past president Ray Butcher for the Blue dog project, is one of them.
“The Safe relationships between children and dogs : a One Health approach!”
The aim of The Blue Dog story is to educate parents and children about the safest way to interact with their dog in a household setting, and according to research, children in the target age group learn from the Blue Dog Programme. Towards the future, the Blue Dog Team hopes that integrated research projects between the veterinary, medical , psychological, communication and social sciences can be developed as a result of these efforts and produce real impact on One Health-related injury prevention challenges.
Read the full proceedings here
Congratulations to Tiny De Keuster!
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