Charles Sturt celebrates women in engineering

2 MARCH 2020

Charles Sturt celebrates women in engineering

Women in engineering from the NSW Central West will gather at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst for an afternoon tea on Tuesday 3 March to celebrate International Women’s Day (Sunday 8 March).

  • Women engineers gather at Charles Sturt in Bathurst to celebrate International Women’s Day
  • NSW Minister Bronwyn Taylor will attend engineers’ afternoon tea on Tuesday 3 March and will announce recipients of two Women in Engineering Scholarships

CSU Engineering Building in BathurstWomen in engineering from the NSW Central West will gather at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst for an afternoon tea on Tuesday 3 March to celebrate International Women’s Day (Sunday 8 March).

“A gender-balanced engineering profession starts with a gender-balanced engineering school,” said Charles Sturt Engineer-in-Residence Mrs Shara Cameron (pictured, top).

“While International Women’s Day is officially on next Sunday, we will mark the occasion a few days early with an afternoon tea at CSU Engineering on Tuesday 3 March,” Mrs Cameron said.

“The event celebrates International Women’s Day by bringing together the women of CSU Engineering and engineers from the Central West to spend time together and welcome our new female students.

“This year we have six female students starting our unique double degree − the most ever, they make up about a third of our new intake of student engineers − which is very positive.”

Guests at the afternoon tea include NSW Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women, the Hon. Bronwyn Taylor, MLC, who will visit the University on Tuesday as part the celebration of NSW Women’s Week (2 - 8 March).

Other guests include female student engineers, cadet engineers, staff, and engineers from industry.

This follows CSU Engineering’s launch last year of the Women in Engineering Network to support female student engineers and create a network among female engineers in the Central West and beyond.

At the afternoon tea Minister Taylor will announce the recipients of two CSU Engineering Women in Engineering Scholarships, each worth $3,000.

“These merit-based scholarships funded by CSU Engineering are intended to support high potential women as they commence their careers as student engineers in Bathurst,” Mrs Cameron said.

“The funds will assist with relocation and establishment costs associated with commencing study.

“The scholarships show the value CSU Engineering places on a diverse cohort, and our recognition of the additional barriers that women can face when entering the engineering profession.” The women in engineering International Women’s Day afternoon tea is at CSU Engineering (building 1305) Village Drive at Charles Sturt in Bathurst at 2.30pm on Tuesday 3 March.

Media Note:

To arrange interviews with Mrs Shara Cameron, contact Bruce Andrews at Charles Sturt Media on mobile 0418 669 362 or news@csu.edu.au

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