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Women in STEM event, January 2020. Oxford town hall full of women in STEM subjects talking and discussing

Meet our female engineers

For many years women have been under-represented in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) university courses and occupations. Only 19% of UK engineering & technology students in the UK are female (although within the Department of Engineering Science, it is slightly higher than this). This is something we are trying to address with our outreach activities. We are proud to help raise the profile of women engineers and encourage more people to consider engineering as a profession for all.

Our female academics, researchers and students

"Being an academic in research is amazing. Being in Oxford is really inspiring. There are no boundaries to creativity."

Barbara Rossi, Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Tutorial Fellow

"Engineering is so much more than the name implies. It is enough to look at all the different types of engineering: Information, Civil, Mechanical, Biomedical, Electrical - and I still haven't counted them all!"

Professor Noa Zilberman

"The aerospace engineer, Theodore Von Karman, once said, "Scientists discover the world that exists; engineers create the world that never was". This quote inspires me to pursue engineering."

Dr Chia-Chen Hsu, postdoctoral researcher

"I believe women bring diversity and different perspectives which could improve work substantially."

Dr Sisini Sasidharan, postdoctoral researcher

"I love my job. It is challenging, fast-paced and impactful (feel like superwomen, occasionally)".

Dr Huiqi (Yvonne) Lu, Postdoctoral researcher