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International Women in Engineering Day celebration and outreach event


Keble College Oxford

Date & Time

Sunday 23 Jun 2019 - Sunday 23 Jun 2019


All female researchers and academics. Anyone who identifies wholly or partially as feminine, or transfeminine, or any other gender minority is welcome to sign up to this event.

The Department of Engineering Science and Women in Engineering are pleased to confirm that in recognition of International Women in Engineering Day we will be hosting an Afternoon Tea at Keble College on the 19th June, and holding a poster display of academics, researchers and DPhil candidates in the Thom foyer all week. You can also see the profiles online.

We invite all our female* Researchers, Academics and students to join us at Keble College for afternoon tea, networking and to hear from our keynote speaker, with an introduction by Dr Priyanka Dhopade. We will also welcome into the Department a group of female school students to learn about Engineering as a career option. Students will then attend the afternoon tea and get a chance to speak directly to our Engineers.

Keynote Speaker

Professor Anne Trefethen, Professor of Scientific Computing; Pro-Vice-Chancellor; Fellow by Special Election

Anne Trefethen is Professor of Scientific Computing and co-directed the new Institute for the Future of Computing with Professor Bill Roscoe, which is part of the James Martin 21st Century School.

Before joining Oxford, Anne was Director of the UK e-Science Core Programme, having been the Deputy Director for four years. The Core Programme focussed on the generic issues for e-Science applications and Grid infrastructure through the development of appropriate middleware and infrastructure in collaboration with UK industry.

Anne has worked for almost 20 years in industry and academia with a focus on numerical algorithms and software, computational science and high-performance computing. She was VP for research and development at NAG Ltd, developing a range of scientific, statistical and high performance libraries, Associate Director for Scientific Computational Support at the Cornell Theory Center and previously a research scientist at both the Theory Centre and Thinking Machines Corporation.

She works to enable and facilitate interdisciplinary research. Her own research interests include creating accessibility to complex computing systems through high-level languages and multi-touch technology, and extreme computing with a focus on energy-aware algorithms.


*anyone who identifies wholly or partially as feminine, or transfeminine, or any other gender minority is welcome to sign up to this event