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There are a number of issues relating to women and the pathway to a career in STEM. Recruitment is just one aspect but another is the retention of women in STEM fields such as engineering. We can’t tackle the challenges the world will face without adequate representation so there is much still to be achieved. However at CSIC we have a number of very talented women who have let us in their world via these interviews.

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CSIC champions women in science and engineering - Didem Gurdur Broo

Name: Didem Gurdur Broo - CSIC Research Associate Background – how and why did you get into engineering? I have always been interested in how things work and I was lucky to have a family who encouraged me to disassemble things to see what they had inside. Other than a few toy cars belonging to my...

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Maggie Palaeologou, Senior Tunnel Design Engineer

Name: Maggie Palaeologou Job title: Senior Tunnel Design Engineer, UnPS Ltd (Morgan Sindall) and currently on secondment at CSIC • How and why did you get into engineering? Actually I chose engineering in order to avoid becoming a doctor (there’s a stereotype in my home country that best pupils...

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Timea Nochta, Research Assistant in Urban Systems and Infrastructure at CSIC

Marking International Women in Engineering Day on 23 June 2019, and supporting the national drive to inspire more women to build careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), CSIC features a series of interviews to showcase the talent and diversity of women working in science and...

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 Viorica  Pătrăucean

Viorica Pătrăucean, Research associate, CSIC

• How and why did you get into engineering? It was at high school in Romania that I had my first encounter with computer programming and it was love at first sight. Being able to programme a computer to solve a task fully automatically seemed to me very empowering and restructured my approach...

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 Bingyu  Zhao

Bingyu Zhao, PhD student at CSIC

• What attracted you to engineering? I became interested in engineering when I was little after seeing my dad, a chemical engineer, working in a lab in my hometown Fushun in China. I just thought it was the coolest work place. After high school, I chose civil engineering as my major but the choice...

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Nicole Badstuber, Research Assistant in Urban Systems and Infrastructure

• How and why did you get into engineering? I was fascinated by all the ‘invisible’ things that make a city work from a young age – the city’s infrastructures that provides us with clean water, electricity, and allows us to travel across and to other cities. It seemed we only truly appreciated...

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