Join us for our first ever webinar all about our Ingenious awards. Meet the Public Engagement team and previous Ingenious awardees to learn about Ingenious and how the Academy can support your public engagement activity as part of the Ingenious programme.
This event is free of charge, but registration is required.
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Join us for our first ever webinar all about our Ingenious Awards. Meet the Public Engagement team and previous Ingenious awardees, Mary Meehan, Manufacturing NI and Joshua Payne, National Farmers Union to learn about Ingenious and how the Academy can support your public engagement activity as part of the Ingenious programme.
Ingenious is an awards scheme for projects that engage the public with engineers and engineering while providing engineers with skills and opportunities in public engagement. Funding from £3,000 to £30,000 is available.
Our speakers will be sharing their Ingenious project stories, discussing their successes and challenges as well as answering any questions you may have. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the Ingenious scheme as well as the chance to hear about some of the fantastic public engagement projects happening across the UK.
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Mary Meehan is Deputy Chief Executive at Manufacturing NI working closely with member companies to advise and support in the area of skills, diversity and people development including the exiting areas of robotics and emerging technologies. She has over twenty year’s leadership experience with a diverse skillset including setting business strategy, leading on diversity, international trade, cluster development and innovation support. Mary is passionate about female leadership and championing diversity and has recently joined SistersIN Leadership Programme which has been developed specifically to help sixth form girls build their confidence and broaden their career perspectives with 1-1 mentoring and job shadowing opportunities. She is also very committed to promoting STEM working with University research teams on new innovation products and through participating in the NI STEM Ambassador scheme. Through this scheme and through her work with Manufacturing NI, she has worked hard to promote positive stereotypes of STEM female role models through helping to set up the first Women in Science and Engineering Hub in Northern Ireland. Mary holds a master’s in business administration (MBA) and a BA Hons in International Business Communication from Ulster University.
Joshua is the Education Manager for the National Farmers Union (NFU). After leaving teaching in 2013, he embarked on a career in STEM outreach and project management. Before joining the NFU, he was Major Projects and Development Manager at the STEM charity The Smallpeice Trust, working with partners such as GCHQ, Eon, Network Rail & Shell to deliver national initiatives. Now in his fifth year at the NFU as Chief Education Manager Josh has overseen strong growth in the organisation’s engagement with the education sector, inspiring over 400,000 students in the past 12 months through a range of programmes including live lessons, competitions and award-winning resources. Josh is a firm believer in food and farming being an exceptional context for learning, that, as the NFU strives to level up rural Britain in the post Brexit, post COVID landscape, can drive up aspirations and attainment .
Date: 04 July 2023
Time: 11.00am - 12.00pm
Location: Online via Zoom Webinar