The Welding Institute has established the Tipper Group – a group designed especially for women in the engineering profession.
With the inspiration coming from the success of the National Women in Engineering Day celebrations, The Welding Institute launched the group to better reflect and represent the needs of female engineers.
The Tipper Group is named after Constance Tipper, the female engineer who investigated the wartime Liberty Ship fractures as a researcher in Cambridge. This work made Tipper the first person to define the ductile brittle transition curve to identify the temperature at which a metal becomes prone to shattering (brittle) under load, rather than deforming (ductile).
The newly formed Tipper Group committee is comprised of TWI engineers and National Structural Integrity Research Centre PhD students from disciplines such as coating technology, polymers, fracture, inspection, manufacturing and materials, and is chaired by Dr Philippa Moore.
The Tipper Group aims are to provide events and networking opportunities to support and inspire female engineers in welding, joining and associated technologies. The Tipper Group will be seeking inspirational speakers to develop an inaugural programme of events in 2017.
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