In the first episode of the brand-new Inventive Podcast series, Professor Trevor Cox meets Electronics Engineer Shrouk El-Attar, refugee and campaigner for LGBT rights, recently awarded the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Prize for her work in femtech, smart tech that improves the lives of cis women and trans men, at the Institution of Engineering and Technology Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards 2021. We commissioned a piece by award-winning writer and poet Tania Hershman based on Shrouk’s inspirational interview. Tania’s hybrid work Human Being As Circuit Board, Human Being as Dictionary combines fiction, poetry and non-fiction. There is beautiful and poetic imagery, “human being as circuit board”, and exploration of language, “human being as dictionary”.
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Curriculum and careers materials
NUSTEM are developing curriculum support materials around the personalities and stories featured in the Inventive Podcast, go to their website for Shrouk’s case study and more about her employer Elvie.