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Keith Grammar School - Application

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Keith Grammar School - Application

  1. 1. KEITHKEITH QUINESQUINES What is Engineering?What is Engineering?
  2. 2. Who are theWho are the KEITH QUINES?KEITH QUINES?
  3. 3. What does EngineeringWhat does Engineering mean to us?mean to us?
  4. 4. What is Engineering?What is Engineering?
  5. 5. Where engineering canWhere engineering can take us?take us?
  6. 6. Where can we go? • Engineers made aeroplanes and cars that can take you to other towns, cities and countries. • They also made rockets and spaceships so we can go into outer space. This is helpful for jobs that are not where you are. Engineers made all of our transport that we use today.
  7. 7. Where can we go in life? • Engineering is a high paying job that has a lot of options within the job. You can have aerospace, agricultural, automotive, biological and bio stems, biomedical, building, electrical and many more!
  8. 8. • We think that in the future our engineering skills will improve and there will be hover cars and cars that can go to the moon. if engineers can do that then they could possibly make rocket boots.
  9. 9. Engineering in MorayEngineering in Moray
  10. 10. Boat o’ Brig!
  11. 11. Flood Alleviation - Elgin
  12. 12. The Scheme The flood alleviation scheme started April 2011 and is costing £86 million. It is Scotland’s biggest ever flood scheme to date. The scheme is still ongoing because on the 11th of August 2014 it protected approximately 270 residential and 75 business premises from flooding, avoiding damages of an estimated £29 million.
  13. 13. Damage before the scheme!
  14. 14. Why are there no femaleWhy are there no female engineers?engineers?
  15. 15. Why are there no female engineers? This got us thinking made us question ourselves and did some research …..
  16. 16. Women classed as a joke? Women are now welcome in engineering more that everbut….. -We are still considered a lowerability to men -Less encouraged -Not a lot of female role-models
  17. 17. Statistics The ratio of men to women in engineering is hard to imagine by just statistics/ Percentages and numbers. These charts show vast majority are most defiantly men. Statistics Only 6% of the engineering workforce in the UK is female Nearly half (46%) of all co-ed secondary state schools sent no girls on to do physics at  A level in 2011 . Why are girls so put of stereotypical men based subjects? Is it the pressure, the feeling of being in-superior? Yet women are winning in the success rates despite are minority … Women have earned 57% of all bachelor’s degrees and about half of all science and engineering (S&E) bachelor’s degrees since the late 1990s Only 5.5% of engineering professionals are female and only 27%  of engineering and science technicians are female
  18. 18. Why are there no female engineers? This got us thinking made us question ourselves and did some research …..
  19. 19. Women classed as a joke? Women are now welcome in engineering more that everbut….. -We are still considered a lowerability to men -Less encouraged -Not a lot of female role-models
  20. 20. Statistics
  21. 21. Women should be notWomen should be not seen,seen, or heardor heard In fact... Women overthe years have not received credit fortheirworkbecause until 30 years ago it was frowned upon to even see a female engineer. Women nevergot credit fortheirworknot only in engineering but in all men dominated careers including:
  22. 22. Ada LovelaceAda Lovelace•Ada Lovelace was often referred to as the worlds first computer programmer. •Ada Lovelace was the daughter of the great English poet Lord Byron. •Ada Lovelace was known as ‘The enchantress of Numbers.’ •Ada Lovelace was one of the first minds to speculate about artificial intelligence. •Ada’s notes revealed that she foresaw the potential for computer-generated music. •Ada’s mother taught her math and science at a very young age. •Ada had a widely known fascination with magical beliefs. •During her twenties, Ada developed a serious gambling problem. •Ada’s life ended at the young age of 36.
  23. 23. Rosalind FranklinRosalind Franklin RosalindFranklinwas bornin London, Englandon25thJuly 1920. Whenshewas 15, she decidedto becomea scientist. Aftergraduationin1941, shewas awardedaresearch scholarshipto workongas chromatography, but left in 1942to workat theBritish Coal UtilizationResearch Association, whereshe workedonthemicrostructure of coke. As aresult of herresearch, shegainedherDoctorof Philosophy(PhD) degree fromCambridgein1945.
  24. 24. Lise MeitnerLise Meitner •Lise Meitner was born on the 7th of November 1878 in Vienna Austria. •She is from a Jewish family. •She entered the university of Vienna in 1901 studying physics. •Otto Hahn and Lise Meitner and Fritz Strassmann Became the first to recognized that the aranium Atom
  25. 25. Martha CostonMartha Coston,, Martha was left widowed and with 3 children had to find a way to support herself and children. One of the ideas was a pyrotechnic (signal) flare. Her children would have been her inspiration to push her into making the flare so she could support them. Martha sold the rights to her flare to the U.S. Navy then paid her $20,000 for it.
  26. 26. Jocelyn Bell Burnell – Jocelyn Bell Burnell – PulsarsPulsars EstherLederberg – EstherLederberg –Replica Plating Replica Plating Chien-Shiung Wu – Chien-Shiung Wu – Disproved law of Parity Disproved law of Parity Nettie Stevens – Nettie Stevens – Sex determination Sex determination And many, many more….And many, many more…. Margaret Knight – Margaret Knight – Paper Bag machine Paper Bag machine
  27. 27. Surely attitudes haveSurely attitudes have changed in 2015?changed in 2015?
  28. 28. SirTimHunt “Let me tell you about my trouble with girls … three things happen when they are in the lab … You fall in love with them, they fall in love with you and when you criticise them, they cry” June 2015
  29. 29. Why are we interested in Engineering? We are interested in engineering because: • We would like to do engineering in the future. • We can prove to everyone that girls can be engineers too.
  30. 30. The KEITH QUINES are: • Kayleigh Dalgarno • Ellie Broadley • Amanda Morrison • Heather Reynolds • Melissa Selby • Aimee Gartly • Jamie Lambert • Lauren McKenzie • Dana Halley • Alana Smith • Molly Riddell • Kelsey-Leigh Lundie • Abigail Carruthers • Kayleigh Tidball • Natasha Skinner

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