Inspiring projects and people
Engineering is such a diverse discipline, and engineers end up in a wide variety of places and jobs. Here are some examples of inspiring projects and people in engineering.
Made By Me
The NERVO twins, Mim and Liv, studied sound engineering before becoming the world's highest paid female EDM artists. They teamed up with Australian universities to help encourage more women into engineering by making this interactive music video. The annotations that pop up click through to a website full of inspiring engineers at madebyme.org.au
Marita Cheng, 2012 Young Australian of the Year, is changing the way girls think about engineering. Her company, Robogals Global runs robotics workshops at hundreds of schools around the globe to teach schoolgirls about the fun of engineering.
Engineer, Debbie Sterling developed GoldieBlox to inspire the next generation of female engineers. She is tackling the gender gap in engineering by engaging young girls to build through the story of Goldie, the girl inventor who solves problems by building simple machines.
The Invisible Bike Helmet
Anna and Terese came up with the idea of an "invisible" bike helmet for a design project. They went on to do something really amazing.
These incredible young women took on a challenge in their design class to create something to help survivors of the Haiti earthquake. Now they have a novel product and a thriving aid organisation. When you buy one of their lights you automatically buy one for someone in a developing country or recovering from a natural disaster.
Take a look at the opportunities for women in engineering through the eyes of some successful female engineers at BP, TRW, Baker Hughes, the Bloodhound Project and ARUP as the head of engineering at Cambridge University, Professor Dame Anne Dowling.