The Ove Arup Foundation is delighted to support the Smallpeice Trust project Girls into Engineering – Humanitarian Engineering.
This project is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) educational programme designed to encourage more female students in school years 10-11 to consider a STEM-related higher education, apprenticeship and career.
Participating girls will be shown the diversity within engineering its multi-disciplinary nature, and will encourage greater confidence and motivation to pursue educational goals and careers in STEM.
The project’s designers hope to challenge enduring perceptions and stereotypes regarding engineers and engineering and help to increase the percentage of females moving into related industries.
The Ove Arup Foundation’s grant will support secondary school STEM Enrichment Days (each for up to 60 children) and places for girls to attend a Humanitarian Engineering summer residential four-day course at the University of Warwick.