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Current and upcoming WES events

Current and upcoming WES events

Wednesday 8th February - Sunday 3rd September 2017

Robots at the Science Museum

Discover the remarkable 500- year story of humanoid robots.

Opening in February 2017, our next blockbuster exhibition will explore the 500-year story of humanoid robots and the artistic and scientific quest to understand what it means to be human.

For more information and to book tickets visit the website here.

Thursday 23rd February - Sunday 25th June 2017

Electricity: The Spark of Life Exhibition

The story of electricity is the story of life itself. Within every object on earth is hidden either a positive or negative electric charge - from the structure of the atom to the functioning of our brains, the natural power of electricity is all around and one of the most potent symbols of the modern world.

This exhibit will cover the use of electricity in the home, and demonstrate how this freed up women to enter the work place.  Former WES President Caroline Haslett was a pioneer in this area.

This exhibit takes place at the Welcome Collection
183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK

For more information, check out the website: https://wellcomecollection.org/electricity

Friday 9th - Saturday 10th June 2017

INWES-Europe – Next Board meeting and Colloquium

Montpelier, France 

As many WES members will be aware, WES is a founder member of INWES (www.inwes.org ) and the regional network, INWES-Europe.

WES members who are interested in INWES-Europe are encouraged to express an interest in attending as observers the next INWES-Europe Executive Board meeting on the 9 June 2017, at at EPF Ecoles d’Ingénieurs (http://epf.fr/en) followed by a tour of EPF and dinner. On 10 June, a European colloquium “Coaching and women entrepreneurship: what’s new!? ” open to all members will be held, followed by local visits and networking. Sarah Peers, WES Vice President and INWES-Europe Comms Chair will be talking about the value of mentoring and coaching and WES activity in this area. To find out more, email europe@inwes.net

Monday 12th - Wednesday 14th June 2017

Advances in Process Automation and Control 2017, Birmingham

The IChemE is holding a conference titled Advances in Process Automation and Control 2017.

For futher information or to register

Friday 23rd June 2017

#9PercentIsNotEnough Conference and Workshops

Overcoming barriers to inspire, attract, recruit and retain more women in engineering and technology

23 June 2017

IET Birmingham: Austin Court, UK

The #9PercentIsNotEnough Conference and Workshops event will provide a platform to disseminate their best practice through 9 practical workshops, panel discussions and case studies. There will also be plenty of networking time during the day and into the evening drinks reception.

- See more here

Friday 23rd June 2017

International Women in Engineering Day

International Women in Engineering Day has developed from a national, into an International awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry. It takes place annually on 23 June. It's your day so get involved. In 2017 we will be celebrating INWED for the fourth year - and the first year that it has become truly international.

The sub-theme for 2017 will be released soon.

A list of Top 50 Women in Engineering under 35 will be published in the Daily Telegraph on 23 June 2017. - See more here

Thursday 13th July 2017

FISITA PLUS: Exploring the future of mobility engineering

A one-day conference for mobility technologists and professionals

In 2017 FISITA will open its doors to a new audience with the launch of ‘FISITA PLUS’, created to support this engineering generation’s development of safe, sustainable and affordable mobility. Registration for this exclusive event is now open.

The conference will be split into three sections and speakers will present under three headings: The Mobility Future; Artificial Intelligence and Mobility Technology and Propulsion of the Future. The day will commence with a video welcome from FISITA President, Dan Nicholson, VP Global Propulsion Systems at General Motors, live from GM’s Pontiac Engineering Center in Michigan.

The Leadership Interview hosted by Paul Mascarenas will be the centre-piece of the conference, featuring Ford’s former CTO and current independent director, business advisor and technology executive, in discussion with Jon Lauckner, Chief Technology Officer and VP of R&D at General Motors.

The day’s technology focus will culminate with a headline speech by a leading international figure from one of the world’s most recognised and aspirational brands, which will be announced soon.

For more information and to book tickets visit the website here.   

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