National Women in Engineering Day

23 June 2017 marks the National Women in Engineering Day, aiming to support, inspire, celebrate and raise the profile of women in engineering. 

The event is being organised by the Women's Engineering Society and is very much supported by the Engineering Department of Lancaster University.

This day focuses attention on the amazing careers in engineering and technical roles for girls, and celebrates the achievements of outstanding women engineers. A number of other campaigns and competitions are running on that day too, and full details can be found at

Please show your support for the day by using the hashtag #INWED17


Women in Engineering

Please follow the links below to find out more about some of our female engineers and their experiences of and motivations for working in engineering. We hope that you will find their profiles of interest and will help you to understand a bit more about what we do, why we do it, and why engineering is such a great career choice.

Dr Sarah Green

"I had an early and sustained interest in wanting to know how things work."

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Dr Vesna Najdanovic

"In my up-to-date career, I have never regretted my decision, feeling very satisfied with being a Chemical Engineer. It is a path that brought so many opportunities, including traveling around the world and collaborating with people from diverse backgrounds."

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Anita Crompton

"My father was an engineer and I have always had an interest in how things work. After working in education for several years, and a period of self-employment, I decided to change career and returned to university as a mature student."

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Hajir Al Hamrashdi

"The main goal of this proof-of-concept study is to design a system that is capable of detecting simultaneously neutron and gamma ray sources with high efficiency and high spatial resolution."

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Sam Pitman

"I have always been fascinated by how things work, how things are made, and why. I am creative and I love to build things and get my hands dirty!"

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Miriam Colling

"The project that I am working on now is very exciting: designing a free electron laser (FEL) machine for industrial applications.”

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