The UK Science Museum is doing great work to raise awareness of the diversity of engineers. Their New Engineers Gallery will display “richly illustrated, characterful stories from 60 engineers working in a broad range of industries, such as farming, fashion, robotics and medicine.” It’s not that the face of engineering has changed, it’s that the current faces of engineering haven’t properly been shown. The Science Museum is working to change that. Here’s more from the Science Museum:
At the heart of this gallery are richly illustrated, characterful stories from 60 engineers working in a broad range of industries, such as farming, fashion, robotics and medicine. It shines a light on their lives, motivations, ways of thinking, and what they do day-to-day.
Research shows young people’s knowledge of engineering is low, and what they do know is often influenced by stereotypes and misinformation. To counteract this, the human stories on display aim to inspire young visitors to pursue engineering careers and challenge the common misconceptions about what engineers do, offering a fresh perspective on the breadth and diversity of these important roles.
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