UWS to commemorate D Pullinger while Riverside Museum opens the new exhibition

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Due to Dorothée’ Pullingers connection to Paisley and legacy in engineering, UWS will be unveiling a plaque to mark her considerable achievements in engineering and entrepreneurship in the near future. 

As Professor Katarzyna Kosmala’s research project focuses on Dorothée Pullinger’s career and the history of engineering, she invited the Pulliners' family to UWS for an opportunity to meet with staff working on the project. The family commented on the plaque design, as well as learned more about Professor Katarzyna Kosmala’s research project.

The the new exhibition on her work just opened at the Riverside Museum - wich the results of this project directly contributed to.

Period15 Jun 2019 → 19 Sep 2019

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Media coverage

  • TitlePioneering car maker Dorothée Pullinger honoured in new exhibition
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletThe Scotsman
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date19/09/19
    DescriptionText about the opening of the exhbition by Yvette la Couvey at the Riverside Museum
    Producer/AuthorAlistair Dalton
    URLhttps://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/pioneering-car-maker-dorothee-pullinger-honoured-in-new-exhibition-1-4950445
    PersonsYvette Le Couvey , Dr Nina Baker , Katarzyna Kosmala
  • TitleUWS to commemorate Dorothée Pullinger with heritage plaque at Paisley Campus
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletRenfrewshire news
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size2
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date27/06/19
    Description
    Highlighting UWS’ commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) this commemorative plaque will honour Dorothée’s legacy, celebrate her Paisley connection and mark her considerable achievements in engineering and entrepreneurship.

    Helping to choose the design of the memorial plaque were relatives of Dorothée who had travelled from their home in Guernsey to UWS’ Paisley Campus, a mile away from where she trained as an apprentice in 1909.

    Professor Katarzyna Kosmala, Tony Grace and Dr Evi Viza discussed the project led by Professor Kosmala of UWS’ School of Media, Culture and Society in collaboration with the School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Science. They also spoke about the context of their research and how engineering, alongside science, technology and maths plays a prominent role at the university today.
    Producer/AuthorRicky Kelly
    URLhttps://www.renfrewshire24.co.uk/2019/06/27/uws-to-commemorate-dorothee-pullinger-with-heritage-plaque-at-paisley-campus/
    PersonsKatarzyna Kosmala, Evdoxia Viza, Tony Grace
  • TitleUni’s fitting memorial to trailblazer Dorothée
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletPaisley Daily Express
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size2
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date26/06/19
    DescriptionArticle points at a pioneering engineer that is to be recognised by Paisley’s university with a special commemorat i ve plaque -
    Dorothée Pullinger
    The commemorative plaque will honour herlegacy, celebrate her Paisley connection and mark her considerable achievements in engineering and entrepreneurship.

    Helping to choose the design of the memorial plaque were relatives of Dorothée who had travelled from their home in Guernsey to UWS’ Paisley campus, a mile away from where she trained as an apprentice in 1909.

    Dorothee’s daughter Yv e t t e L e Couv e y , granddaughter Miya Le Couvey, and her husband James McDonald met the team of academics at UWS involved in the research into Dorothée’s legacy.

    Academics Professor Katarzyna Kosmala, Tony Grace and Dr Evi Viza discussed the project led by Professor Kosmala of the uni’s School of Media, Culture and Society in collaboration with the School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Science.

    Prof Kosmala cited linking with the research:

    “In 1914, despite her obvious talents as an engineer, the Institution of Automobile Engineers refused to admit Dorothée in their articles of association,”

    “However, things were starting to shift with female engineers setting up the Women’s Engineering Society ( WES), exactly one hundred years ago to encourage more women to pursue a career in engineering.

    “I am delighted we will be unveiling a plaque to commemorate Dorothée’s legacy and her achievements on our campus to tie in with the centenary celebrations of WES.”
    Producer/AuthorKENNETH SPEIRS
    URLhttps://www.pressreader.com/uk/paisley-daily-express/20190626/281612421937289
    PersonsKatarzyna Kosmala, Evdoxia Viza, Tony Grace
  • TitleThe remarkable story behind pioneering
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletThe Herald
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/SizeMain feature pp 14-19
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date15/06/19
    DescriptionDr Nina Baker, engineering historian int he project team shares her research on the story of Dorothee Pullinger who smashed the glass ceiling in the automobile industry and her trailblazing work a century ago linking with a new display at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow.

    Main feature
    Producer/AuthorSusan Swarbrick
    URLhttps://www.heraldscotland.com/arts_ents/17708483.dorothee-pullinger-the-remarkable-story-behind-a-pioneering-car-engineer/
    PersonsDr Nina Baker , Katarzyna Kosmala