International Women's Day: 8 March 2016

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated across the world on 8 March each year. This year, the Royal Academy of Engineering is using this opportunity to celebrate leading female engineers in its Fellowship. At the Department of Engineering Science we celebrate with Professor Alison Noble OBE FREng, Director of the Oxford Institute of Biomedical Engineering.

Professor Alison NobleTo mark the day a webpage of female Fellow Q&A profiles has been launched. Professor Alison Noble features on the Royal Academy of Engineering website along with over 40 female Fellows.

Dame Ann Dowling, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering said: ‘International Women’s Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our women Fellows, whilst at the same time demonstrating over and over again that engineering offers rewarding careers. Their stories illustrate the creativity, variety and breadth within engineering. We hope that this will inspire and encourage more people to choose engineering careers’.

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