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Gender in the Global Research Landscape: Focus on Engineering

on Fri, 12/09/2016 - 17:32

By Marilynn Larkin 

Gender diversity issues pervade all scientific disciplines in all key arenas, including the workplace, publishing and leadership/innovation. In a recent Engineering Village webinar, Dr. Holly Falk-Krzesinski, Elsevier’s Vice President, Global Academic Relations and co-chair of Elsevier's Gender Working Group, and Nita Patel, founder of the IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference and Systems and Software Engineering Director at L-3 Warrior Systems, explored the issues and highlighted initiatives aimed at promoting gender equality.

Elsevier is keenly

Navigating Your Engineering Career Path: A Unique Strategy

on Fri, 11/11/2016 - 01:30

By Marilynn Larkin

Work…family…career planning…hobbies. How can you take that dream engineering job and ensure you don’t put the rest of your life on hold or on the back burner? Dr. Christine Grant, Academic Resilience Strategist, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Associate Dean of Faculty Advancement at the North Carolina State College of Engineering shows you how in Engineering Village’s Navigating Your Engineereing Career Path webinar, now archived and available for viewing free of charge.         

Dr.

Do Female Engineering Students Need Training in Handling Sexism/Ageism?

on Thu, 10/20/2016 - 18:00

By Marilynn Larkin

The answer is “yes,” according to two Drexel University engineering students—and these young women are not alone:  a recent MIT study found that, in the United States, “20% of undergraduate engineering degrees are awarded to women, but only 13% of the engineering workforce is female.” This statistic may be due, at least in part, to the study’s findings that “women often feel marginalized, especially during internships, other summer work opportunities, or team-based educational activities,” which may serve as a catalyst for leaving engineering when it’s time to embark on a

Women in Engineering - Hazel Screen, Engaging communities in sustainable design

on Thu, 06/23/2016 - 03:32

Today's spotlight: Hazel Screen, Professor of Biomedical Engineering & Materials

In celebration of #WomeninEngineering, and our June 23rd sponsorship of National Women in Engineering Day in the United Kingdom, we are spotlighting Hazel Screen, Professor and Director of the Centre for Biomedical Engineering & Materials at the Queen Mary University of

London. Learn how Dr. Screen's team is working to develop enhanced rehabilitation aids and prosthetic parts for people. Read Hazel Screen's full interview - Elsevier Connect's Women in Engineering 

Women in Engineering - Sarah Bell an environmental engineer researching sustainable urban water systems

on Sat, 06/11/2016 - 03:24

Celebrating Women in Engineering

Engineering Village (official sponsor) has partnered with Elsevier Engineering journals to support National Women in Engineering Day (NWED16) in the United Kingdom on June 23rd. In support of #NWED2016, we've launched an international campaign to raise the profile of #womeninengineering. We have interviewed outstanding female engineers to learn about interesting engineering projects that they have worked on over the years to better understand their research and what motivates them.

Today's spotlight: Sarah Bell,