Trailing Trailblazer’, celebrating STEM careers for all with drama and creative technical workshops

Kosmala, K. (Chair), Viza, E. (Host), Jenni Manson (Advisor), Dr Nina Baker (Contributor), Grace, A. (Contributor), Hannah Brackston (Contributor), McCandlish, A. (Organiser)

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Work on advisory panels for social community and cultural engagement

Description

The University of the West of Scotland opens its doors to families, celebrating local heritage and promoting STEM careers for all. The event ‘Trailing Trailblazer’ will take place on Monday 11 February, between 1 pm and 4 pm at UWS, Chancellor’s Hall, on High Street, Paisley.
The event will feature creative technical workshops facilitated by Ice-cream Architecture, drama performance addressing gender bias by PACE Theatre Company, opportunities to discuss what engineers and scientists really do, as well as an exhibition of local children’s poster designs, culminating with the prize giving ceremony for best posters.
At the event, families will have the chance to learn about a local heroine who had a real impact in the field of engineering, as her story will be celebrated through film and song. Dorothée Pullinger who designed a car for women, built by women engineers, trained as an apprentice in Paisley before the First World War. The families will be also invited to vote for a plaque design to commemorate Dorothée Pullinger and her Paisley connection.
Period11 Feb 2019
Degree of RecognitionNational

Keywords

  • heritage
  • STEM
  • women in history
  • families
  • Career development
  • gender