Women in Engineering

Pia Seeto

From instigating gender equity initiatives to giving talks and mentoring, Pia Seeto’s focus is a more equal future.

Nicky Ison

Women in Engineering Ambassador Nicky Ison is helping Australia become the world’s leading exporter of renewable energy.

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From the ‘maternal wall’ to the ‘boys’ club’ and beyond the glass ceiling, a group of geoscientists have taken the microscope to their backyard. The results are revealing.

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As part of its aim for 30% female enrolments in engineering by 2020, UNSW is bringing Year 11 and 12 girls to campus for a week of hands-on activities that offer a taste of the booming profession.

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UNSW's Women in Engineering program is opening doors for young women to enter a wide range of engineering discliplines, as they realise the profession is more than just a hard-hat business.

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UNSW is on track to reach its target of 30% female enrolments in engineering by 2020, after a record number of women received offers this year.

Nervo

Twin sister–DJ duo NERVO have created a video clip to help draw more women into engineering.

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Eight top universities – led by UNSW – have launched a music video by Australian twin-sister DJ duo NERVO to highlight engineering as an attractive career for young women.

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DJ duo NERVO – the 29-year-old singer-songwriters and sound engineers Miriam Nervo and Olivia Nervo – talk about their new music video and why women should love engineering.

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Every year, some 18,000 engineering jobs need to be filled, and only 6,000 come from Australian graduates – the rest come from overseas. It’s one of the many reasons UNSW has turned to young women.

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