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Celebrating women in engineering
International Women in Engineering Day celebrates its 9th year in 2022. This special day celebrates and raises the platform of women engineers globally as they are still extremely under-represented in this field. It also plays a vital role in encouraging more young women and girls to consider a career in engineering. Figures as of June 2021 show that 16.5% of engineers are women. We recently published our own statistics on gender representation, highlighting diversity and inclusion in publishing.
In this blog, we wish to celebrate some of our fantastic authors, who also happen to be women, working hard in the engineering industry and academic arena.
Sally O’Brien and Dr Kristen MacAskill, reflected on the shortcomings of critical infrastructure organisations in managing and operating their systems and assets in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Read their paper, published in Engineering Sustainability on the Pandemic response in the energy sector and impacts for infrastructure resilience management.
Dr Kristina Wanieck and Prof Dr Heike Beismann discussed standards in the world of biomimetics published in the ICE Science journal, Bioinspired, Biomimetic and Nanobiomaterials. Biomimetic research and its fields of application are manifold, and the community is made up of a wide range of disciplines, from biologists and engineers to designers. This paper discusses the guidelines and standards for understanding the field in future projects and implementing biomimetic knowledge. Read their award-winning paper on the Perception and role of standards in the world of biomimetics.
Pat Perry, a qualified environmental health office and author of the following books, has extensive knowledge of health and safety regulations. Pat regularly contributes to professional journals and frequently appears as a speaker at related conferences and seminars. Learn more about her books:
Liz King, Fellow of the ICE states ‘As professional civil engineers we should all be seeking continuous improvement in everything we do, including learning from the lessons and experiences of others. By making learning a habit and seeing everything as a learning opportunity, we will all serve society better and maintain our relevance for future challenges.’ Read her full editorial published in Issue 1 2022 of the ICE Member journal Civil Engineering.
Let’s keep celebrating a profession to build on.