RACINE, WI — Modine Manufacturing Company welcomed more than 30 11 to 14-year-old girls for an evening of inspiration and opportunity delivered by female engineers at its Airedale International location in Leeds, United Kingdom. The students were from Woodkirk Academy (Wakefield), and Dixons Allerton Academy (Bradford).
The evening included a tour of Airedale's manufacturing facility, explaining the processes involved in creating and exporting world-class cooling products. Following the tour, the girls listened to presentations from leading female engineers, including Sue Eversley (mechanical engineer and applications team leader), Rinku Patel (computational fluid dynamics and mechanical design engineer), and Ellie Hall (controls engineer and software developer). The evening took place in collaboration with the WISE campaign, who in partnership with Leeds City Council, is running a campaign for gender balance in science, technology and engineering throughout the region.
Through organizing events such as this, WISE aims to inspire the next wave of women to pursue a career in #STEM (#Science, #Technology, #Engineering and #Mathematics) related fields. The aim is to give young girls the opportunity to see first-hand what it is like to work in the STEM sector and to speak with female engineers with diverse careers and backgrounds. Airedale chose to get involved with the campaign, as it recognizes the importance of getting more girls into engineering. They are committed to promoting the opportunities in engineering, locally, nationally and internationally, making careers in STEM open and accessible to all.