On the 3rd of July 2019, Morson Projects hosted 13 young women interested in pursuing a career in engineering. This event is held annually and is run by Headstart and brought to Morson Projects by  the University of Salford’s Insight Programme. This programme offers young women the opportunity to experience engineering in higher education and its main aim is to enlighten and encourage girls into a career in engineering.

The programme aims to encourage girls into all disciplines in engineering including; structural mechanics, thermodynamics, aerodynamics, control engineering & dynamics, civil engineering, gas & petroleum engineering and mechanical engineering.

The aim of the day was to show the girls around our office and speak to women in engineering from a range of divisions. Our Morson Projects presenters were:

Alex Parmley – Power Project Manager

Sue Wong – Stress/Software Engineer

Sally Entwistle – Lead Design Engineer

Alison Charles – Stress Engineer

James Kelly – Graduate SCADA Engineer

Headstart offers young people active learning experiences in STE(A)M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths) related careers, giving them the opportunity to gain knowledge and exposure that will help them make decisions about their future. Insight offers young women the opportunity to experience engineering in higher education.

The girls were challenged to create a structure out of just paper, sellotape and staples, with the winning structure pictured below.