University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is celebrating the work of pioneering female engineer, Dorothée Pullinger, at an upcoming science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) event held at the University’s Paisley campus.

The event forms part of a research initiative led by Professor Katarzyna Kosmala and Dr Evi Viza, academics from UWS’ Schools of Media, Culture and Society and Computing, Engineering and Physical Science.

Families will learn about the ground-breaking work of Dorothée Pullinger, who designed a car for women, built by women engineers. Dorothée, who trained as an apprentice in Paisley before the First World War, has made a lasting impact in the engineering industry across the world and her story will be celebrated at the event through film and song. Attendees will also be invited to take part in a vote to have a plaque designed and displayed at the campus in order to honour her work and her connection to Paisley

Period21 Jan 2019 → 8 Feb 2019

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  • TitleHistory Lesson will focus on Engineering
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletPaisley People
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionInformation about the research findings shared at public talk for the Paisley Philosophical Institution hosted at UWS on 14th February, on D Pullnger, her family and Paisley connection
    PersonsDr Nina Baker


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