06/08/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/15/2017 07:52
Test your knowledge of some amazing feats achieved by women in engineering
Did you know that in the United States, only 14% of engineers are women, or that thanks to the ideas of a Hollywood starlet, wifi was made possible? Did you also know that the first woman to qualify as a naval architect in the UK was the daughter of an LR surveyor?
To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day why not test your knowledge with our fun quiz. Can you get top marks?
'Working in engineering is a really rewarding career choice for anyone,' explained LR's Portfolio Manager, Fiona Clark. 'But it's an environment that's improving all the time for women, and with so many inspirational role models, it's a career which I truly believe lets you achieve remarkable things.'
'Women have a great deal to offer the STEM industry and through organisations like the Global STEM Alliance and the UK STEM Ambassador Hub, there has never been a better time for girls and women to get into engineering.'
LR's Head of Development Solutions, Emily Middleditch, added; 'In my career, I've had the opportunity to work on a huge range of projects with people who make my job really rewarding. Even though I didn't know what I wanted to do until I had to apply for university, looking back this was always the logical choice.'
'When you work in an industry with role models who have achieved world changing things, it's really easy to stay motivated and I believe that this is an example we should be setting for the next generation,' Emily concluded.
See other LR INWED stories -
Celebrating our exceptional people: Area Technical Manager, Katerina Liana
Inspiring future engineers as a STEM Ambassador: Marine & Offshore Specialist, Lizzie McCaig shares her Women in Engineering story
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