University of Queensland - Women in Engineering Workshop

The power to solve society’s challenges and create a better world

The next generation of A.B. Paterson College, female engineers engaged in a workshop with the University of Queensland, Women in Engineering Workshop led by Negin Beaton, BE (Mining), Development and Communications Coordinator, Women in Engineering, and her team of Second Year Engineering students, Lily, Adeleine and Yu-Zhen Eva.  Students in Years 7 to 10 participated.

The workshop aimed to inspire, engage and empower young women to think about the career possibilities available in engineering through hands on activities.

We know, as the population and demand for supplies increase, so does the need for innovative solutions to help protect the environment through the sustainable management of energy.

Engineers are paving the path for powering the future through renewable resources and the aim of the workshop was to show our future leaders this career path. UQ’s renewable energy kits allowed students to experience hands on activities and to learn more about ‘energy efficiency’. The workshop is an introduction to engineering and how various disciplines such as electrical and chemical engineers are needed to explore and develop alternative and efficient energy sources in real world applications.

UQ’s activities support the STELR Renewable Energy curriculum and allowed students to:

Discuss climate change causes and effects.

Find out about types of energy and how energy can be transferred from place to place and transformed from one type to another.

Investigate energy resources both renewable and non-renewable.

Find out about energy conservation and efficiency

Study solar electricity and wind turbines using inquiry-based hands-on activities.

Find out about careers in the renewable energy industry.

Negin Beaton, stated that our students were remarkable!

Jeanette Maxwell
Head of Pathways