STEM is FEM Launches Contest for Participation in the Module “Mechanical Engineering”
The STEM is FEM project launches a contest for participation in the module “Mechanical Engineering”.
According to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, women are just 13,2 percent of mechanical engineering undergraduate students. That is why our educational initiative has chosen mechanical engineering as the topic of the upcoming module. The situation in Ukraine makes this topic particularly important, as mechanical engineering is considered the most critical comprehensive sector of the Ukrainian industry that counts for more than 1000 facilities. Increasing number of women employed in the industry could result in quantitative and qualitative increasing the staff capacity in the sector on the whole. When it comes to staffing, it is still a male-dominated sector. This trend is relevant throughout the world as well. The highest number of women employed in mechanical engineering is in Canada - 21.8%. Nonetheless, CNBC includes mechanical engineering to TOP 20 most promising sectors for women to build a STEM career.
The Module is scheduled for 29-30 August in Kyiv. We are going to let girls talk to women employed in the mechanical engineering sector, provide them with interesting educational lectures, motivational speeches by successful women, have thematic excursions and, as always, take part in a competition.
Any schoolgirl from anywhere in Ukraine can take part in the module. They need to pass a selection competition on this website. Testing will last from 6 to 26 July. The 30 girls who best cope with the task will be invited to an educational module in Kyiv, with their transfer and accommodation completely covered.