Stirling Dynamics has made a book donation to a number of local primary school libraries; the donations are to support this year’s International Women in Engineering Day (INWED). The two books chosen for the donations were “Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World” by Rachel Ignotofsky and “Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World” by Reshma Saujani. These books were selected not only because they are well respected and critically acclaimed, but also as they tie in nicely to the theme of INWED 2020, which is “Shape the World”.
INWED is now in its seventh year and is an initiative brought about by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). Stirling joined WES in 2019 as a corporate partner to help encourage girls and young women into engineering careers. We hope to do this by promoting engineering as a challenging, creative, and rewarding industry that offers exciting career opportunities to all. In the UK, women make up around 11% of the engineering workforce and Stirling wants to do what it can to help address this imbalance.
On the STEM book donation, Stirling’s Business Unit Director, Dan Clark said: “We wanted to make a difference at the grass-roots level. It is important to teach children at a young age what impact science and engineering can have on the world and that it is not just an option for one gender. The hope is that these books inspire, provide positive role models and are enjoyed for many years to come by local children”.
For more information on the Women’s Engineering Society, visit https://www.wes.org.uk/