Author: Joana Correia

Logo Competition

We are hosting a Logo Competition!
WomeninSTEM@Imperial is growing and we want you to be involved! Your design could be in all our branding and become our representation in and out of College. In addition to this, we also have a surprise prepared for the winner!
The rules are simple:
  • You have full creative control over your design.
  • You can use any colour scheme you may like or you can follow that of College (see here for College colours).
  • Designs MUST include “Imperial”, “IC” or “ICL”.
  • Full text or acronyms accepted.
  • Submission by 8th November 2020 to
Good luck! We can’t wait to see the new logo!
Any questions please email Carmel or contact us on our social media accounts.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2020 – highlights!

On past 11th of February, we team-up with MatSoc and Syracuse University London for a celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2020!

First and foremost: a big thank you to all who were able to join us in this fantastic event, as well as to our organising partners!

In case you missed it, here’s a quick summary:

The event started with a fantastic presentation by members of the “Electryfying Women Project”, Dr. Elizabeth Bruton (Science Museum – Curator for Technology and Engineering) and Dr. Emily Rees (Electryfying Women and University of Leeds). Their presentation focused on the deep and historical contributions of british women to STEM from as early as the 1800s! From women who were lucky enough to have visionary families who allowed them to pursue studies and a career in a time where women were only to be seen at home, to women who quietly (yet strongly!) contributed through the work of their husbands – the “true” engineer at the eyes of society. The “Electrifying Women Project” is an on-going research project that aims to find such women as well as find more about, bring to light and credit the long history of women in engineering.

This was then followed by a panel discussion. We had some incredible and inspiring panellists joining us (Thank You!) who discussed how the number of girls and women in STEM paths has changed with the years; how society and our background play a role in the opportunities one has; the challenges and stigma a lot of girls still face for wanting to pursue a STEM career; the challenges of being a women in a male-dominated field. The highlight of our panel discussion perhaps relates to our panellists experience on what it means to be a women in STEM and how can society support, inspire, mentor and lead younger generations to a STEM discipline.

As a side note – prior to our event, members of our committee were able to attend the talks organised by Syracuse University London. We had the pleasure to co-organise a gathering of current students and alumni from the university, to learn more about the history of Syracuse Womxn in STEM.

Syracuse University London hosted four panellists – 2 current students and 2 alumni – of different cultures as well as STEM fields. On a question-led discussion, the panellists were able to describe their experience within the university as well as in society from a women in STEM point-of-view. Panellists described who and what has inspired them to pursue a career in STEM, what challenges have they faced, how have they overcome such challenges. From windshields to chocolate cookies, it was an incredibly inspiring discussion that ended on a lighter note when asked which was their favourite every-day-object that had been invented by a women.

See you at your next event!

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What’s On

In celebration of International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2020, we have partnered up with MatSoc (the Materials society) to host a panel event titled ‘ElectrifyingWomen: The past and present of women in STEM’.

The event will take the form of a talk given by members of the organisation ‘ElectrifyingWomen’ (from University of Leeds and Science Museum), on the extensive history of the contributions of women to STEM disciplines, that will lead into an informal panel discussion involving guests from a range of different STEM backgrounds who are leaders in their respective fields. Our panellists include:

  • Dr Jess Wade (Imperial College department of Physics – PDRA and diversity in STEM advocate)
  • Dr Elizabeth Bruton (Science Museum – Curator of Technology and Engineering)
  • Dr Patricia Forcén (Zotefoams plc – Senior Technologist)
  • Katharine Grant (Occupational Therapist for NHS Scotland)
  • Dr Emily Rees (Electrifying Women and University of Leeds)

We are very excited to welcoming you all this Tuesday (11/02/2020) from 18:30 in City and Guilds Building LT 664, for an immersive evening on the history of women in STEM followed by networking over drinks, canapés and pastries!.

Please join us and sign up for a free ticket by clicking our poster below!


Welcome to the WomenInSTEM@Imperial blog!

We thought about having a new platform that, alongside our email newsletter (subscribe here!), would help us share a bit more about what we have been up to and what we do as a society. We want to highlight our past events, share our next and even some events across college that feature Women in STEM.
The blog will be a place where we can share summaries of our events or of others we may attend, in case you did not had a chance to. A place where we can share some of the work our members are involved in, such as outreach activities, and which help shine a brighter light into STEM. We hope the blog will also feature interviews or short-stories of women in STEM we hope will inspire you!!
Most importantly, we would love to hear from you and the content you would like to see here.
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