8 March | Public Engagement

International Women's Day at the Royce Hub Building

Date :
08 March 2024
Time :
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Event Type :
Public Engagement

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Join the Henry Royce Institute in celebrating International Women’s Day with a career panel highlighting the achievements of women in Material Science and Engineering! 

Dr Niamh Fox from the Department of Materials will moderate a panel featuring speakers from diverse roles, career stages, and across materials science research areas, who will share their career paths and experiences. The discussion aims to showcase the diverse opportunities within Material Science and Engineering and help foster meaningful discussions between panellists and the audience about the experiences of women in these dynamic roles.

The event is open to all, but will be of interest to university staff, current undergraduate students and graduates interested in Materials Science and Engineering careers.

The career panel will last approximately one hour, with a light lunch to follow at 12:30 for all participants.

We aim to maintain an inclusive atmosphere throughout the event, and welcome questions and participation from all who attend.


11:00 – 11:30: Arrival and refreshments

11:30 – 12:15: Career Panel and Q&A

12:30 – 13:30: Lunch on the Mezzanine


Dr Niamh Fox – Lecturer in Polymer Science (Department of Materials)

Prof Julie Gough – Professor of Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering (Department of Materials)

Dr Beatriz Mingo – Senior Lecturer and Royal Academy of Engineering Fellow (Department of Materials)

Dr Rachel Saunders – Senior Experimental Officer (Department of Materials)

Dr Sarah-Jane Clelland – Senior Facilities Manager (Henry Royce Institute)


Dr Alice La Porta – Royce Outreach Officer