Attempts intensify to attract more women into engineering


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Engineers Week, the national campaign to promote the possibilities of engineering as a career kicks off today with events around the country.

During the week, themed 'Engineering is for Everyone', hundreds of events will be taking place around the country to inspire the next generation of engineers.

According to the Engineering Perspectives 2013 report, the ratio of men to women in engineering is 9:1. In an effort to achieve more gender balance, Engineers Ireland is placing an emphasis on highlighting engineering as a profession suited to women and men equally.

Along with many others St. Marys college in Derry will host major events to promote engineering as a career for women.

Membership Director with Engineers Ireland is Damian Owens..........