The Ingenious Women project is gaining momentum and now all the engineers and mentors profiles can be found on the project blog…
Engineering is an industry overflowing with potential to drive positive change in the world. Skills engineers develop can really be used to make things happen. There’s no better way to realise this than getting interactive. Under the guise of engineering I’ve spent the last few years exploring an iota of what’s out there.
Tingling taste buds inventing ice-cream flavours (unfortunately beer flavour proved downright disgusting) is where it all started! Soon afterwards I found myself skiing through remote France to a job soldering circuit boards for lift buttons to carry people up and down on demand. Tumbling up and down sand dunes in Wales proved a fun form of surveying education later on. Learning which proved useful during the summer I spent stomping miles around now inaccessible parts of Heathrow Terminal 5. It seemed close to surreal when returning to fly to the United States. There I ran my imagination wild conceiving moving buildings during one provocative summer. As time passed adventures morphed into elaborate games of hide and seek in Indonesia. Childs play was called upon once more during time spent in Tokyo. Pick up stick problem solving aided creation of a shadow puppet pavilion. Dancing even plays a role in my job these days. Now working for Expedition we could recently be seen swaying our hips to the song of the Millennium Bridge.
I’m Angela Crowther and graduated in 2008 with an MEng in Civil and Architectural Engineering from the University of Bath. Throughout my degree the Royal Academy of Engineering supported me with a scholarship providing opportunities for many of the above adventures. I’ve found engineering to be a diverse field with the common theme being its ability to invoke passion. Everyone needs passion. Exploring engineering is a surefire way to ignite it.