NWU challenging the gender gap in engineering

Marelize Santana -- Thu, 06/20/2019 - 08:19

NWU challenging the gender gap in engineering

The days of men dominating the engineering scene are still evident and an alarming fact. Despite an improvement in recent years, a serious shortage of women pursuing careers in engineering remains. The North-West University (NWU) aims to change this – one semester at a time …

Over the past few years, the NWU’s Faculty of Engineering has, through its various initiatives, focused considerably on females in engineering.

According to Prof Leenta Grobler, a senior lecturer at the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, the faculty will continue to do so by hosting the fourth annual Femmegineering celebration on Saturday, 3 August 2019.

If you are a Grade 10, 11 or 12 girl whose Maths and Science marks could possibly qualify you to study engineering, you are invited to apply to attend the annual Femmegineering celebration on the NWU’s campus in Potchefstroom.

“Come and experience how women are changing the world through science and technology and start sculpting your own future,” says Prof Grobler. “If you are a female who is interested in following a career in engineering, be sure that the opportunities will be knocking on your door. The Femmegineering celebration might just be the inspirational light-bulb moment that you need.”

Space is limited, so selection for attendance is based on grades for Maths and Science, along with a motivation. Applying does not guarantee attendance. Successful applicants will receive an email or SMS.

Contact Annika Pretorius at a.pretorius0512@gmail.com for more details, or visit this link to register: http://iqi.su/cVsVb