Proud to be an Engineer

Proud to be an Engineer

Could you be a role model? Applications are now open to engineers who would like to inspire the next generation

Proud to be an Engineer will change perceptions through a showcase of stories from engineers typically underrepresented in the industry, with a focus on engineers who identify as LGBTQ+ or engineers with a disability.

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Participating engineers will have the opportunity to tell their stories and become role models for the next generation of engineers.

Community Engagement Events

During the summer of 2024, engineers will have the chance to showcase their stories at two community engagement events, one for schools and colleges in East London, and the second event will be open to the local community.

Public Engagement Training

Queen Mary University of London will support engineers by delivering bespoke public engagement training delivered by the University Centre for Public Engagement.  Mentoring support will be available to enable participating engineers to develop an engaging public engagement event.

Through this project engineers will be given the skills to create their own narrative, telling the story of their journey in engineering.

What will we cover?

  • Working with communities, schools, and young learners
  • Hands-on Engagement: Taking work and research to events and festivals
  • Design and Communication, crafting a narrative
  • Evaluating public engagement

Our team will work with engineers to help them develop the skills required to build a creative public engagement event.

Who we are looking for?

If you work in engineering, science, technology or in a related role and have an inspiring story to tell then we want to hear from you. Participants should be in current employment or currently pursuing a PhD.

To participate in Proud to be an Engineer you will need to reside in the UK. You do not need to live in London, just have a willingness to attend in person when required. Participation in Proud to be an Engineer is free and some travel costs associated with participation can be covered.

Dates for your diary (subject to change)

  • Welcome and Introduction - Friday 24th November 2023
  • Training Days - Friday 2nd February, Friday 15th March, and Friday 17th May 2024.
  • Community Events - Wednesday 3rd July and Saturday 6th July 2024.

Please note the above dates are to be used as a guide and are subject to change. Some of the training will be in person, and where possible training will be available online. Both public engagement events will take place in London.

If you have any questions please do contact the team

Proud to be an Engineer is supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious public engagement awards. Ingenious is an awards scheme for projects that engage the public with engineers and engineering while providing engineers with skills and opportunities in public engagement.

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