Introducing a Girl to Engineering at Ramboll’s Dubai office

16 December 2019

Ramboll’s Dubai office welcomed a group of 20 female students from Grades 10 and 11 at the GEMS Winchester School Dubai last week for a workshop and introduction to engineering.

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Susanna Noureddine

Principal Facade Consultant
T: +971 4 3343616
Lisa Christowitz, Head of Communications, Middle East and Asia

Lisa Christowitz

Head of Communications, Middle East & Asia Pacific
T: +971 4 334 3616

Born out of a desire to inspire young girls to pursue a career in engineering, Ramboll’s Professional Women’s Network (PWN) in the Middle East came up with an initiative to introduce girls to engineering.

The PWN, mainly represented by female engineers, would like to remove the perception among young girls that engineering is a “man’s job” involving hard hats, physical labour and heavy machinery. As such, the workshop was aimed at giving girls an insight into engineering and how engineers use innovative design and technology to solve construction challenges around the world.

The girls spent their day interacting with our experts from diverse fields of engineering which started with an introduction to fire and life safety followed by sustainability, building services and the different streams of engineering. The girls participated enthusiastically in the on the spot bridge and building challenge, where they had to construct either a bridge or a building using marshmallows and sticks.

The PWN hopes that workshops like ‘introducing a girl to engineering’ will inspire female students, especially before they make their subject choices, of a potential career in engineering.

 

Ramboll

Ramboll
First Floor, Emerald Building
Oud Metha Road
PO Box 116921, Dubai, UAE
Tel:+971 4 334 3616
Fax:+971 4 334 3617

Mail: info@ramboll.ae

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