Engineering’s gender balance still stuck in the past

This article was first published on epolitix on 8th August 2012. As a former engineer Labour MP Chi Onwurah knows the challenges that exist for women in engineering and how successive governments have failed to get more women into the sector. In 1984 I began my degree in Electrical Engineering at Imperial College. Only 12% […]

Woman’s Hour on Science and Technology

Dear Maggie I listened with interest to your piece yesterday on the lack of women in IT yesterday. As a Chartered Engineer myself until entering parliament in 2010 it is a subject dear to my heart, and figures published by the IET today show that in this country only 6% of professional engineers are women– […]

Keeping You Informed (July 2012)

Dear Newcastle At last the sun came out in the North East, so of course some are beginning to complain that it is too hot! But it is great to see the city bathed in sunlight after many weeks of rain. I attended the Summertyne Americana festival at the Sage outside space, http://www.newcastlegateshead.com/whats-on/summertyne-americana-festival-p560611, . Everyone […]

After the Deluge

Sadly many people were caught up in the flooding and traffic chaos caused by the truly exceptional rainfall yesterday when around 30mm of rain fell in just an hour. I know that many people had to cope with deep water in their homes or businesses, as well as the struggle the emergency services had with so many […]