Women in science series: Engineering a difference

The Oxford Science Blog gives you the inside track on science at Oxford University: the projects, the people, and what's happening behind the scenes. Dr Priyanka Dhopade, Senior Research Associate at the Department's Osney Thermo-Fuild Laboratory, is featured this month.

Dr Priyanka Dhopade in the top 72 candidates for space travelMany female scientists now have inspiring stories to tell, but all the science disciplines still need to make progress on gender equality. With the lowest percentage of female professionals of all the STEM areas (9% in UK universities), engineering is one of the most  scrutinised specialisms.

Dr Priyanka Dhopade, a Canadian woman of South Asian heritage, talked to Oxford Science Blog about her journey so far and how she is using her own experience, coming from a minority background, to create a brighter future for female engineers to come.

To read Dr Priyanka Dhopade's story please visit Oxford Science Blog:

http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/science-blog/women-science-series-engineering-difference