16 inquisitive girls came to Sweco for Girls’ Day in Science

16 inquisitive girls came to Sweco for Girls’ Day in Science

7 December 2016
Last week, Sweco once again took part in the nationwide “Girls’ Day in Science” campaign, which aims to get more girls to choose a science education.

Uder the themes “Sustainable Rainwater Management in Residential Areas” and “Waste Management: Sorting and Recycling”, the ninth-form girls from Guldberg School in Copenhagen met three of Sweco’s women staff members. Anne Hamann Pedersen, Sara Svantesson and Mia Lind Holmbo provided them with insight into what it is like to work as an engineer in a creative and fun way. The purpose was to inspire the girls and give them an idea of what it is like for a woman to work in the field of science: 

"Research shows that role models are particularly important for getting girls to become interested in science. On the day of the event, the girls had an opportunity to meet a wide variety of women role models from different study programmes and in different jobs…”, says Nanna Seidelin, House of Natural Sciences, which runs Jet-Net.dk, the organiser of “Girls’ Day in Science”.And the event prompted many good, lively discussions; the girls even helped Sweco with input and ideas for actual projects. Mia Lind Holmbo says in conclusion:

“There was good energy all day long, so we hope the girls return home with new inspiration. Hopefully, we will also see some of them in the consulting field in the future.”

About Jet-Net.dk: Jet-Net.dk is a nationwide network of schools and businesses which, through interesting cooperation concepts, seeks to inspire more young people to choose a study programme in the fields of technology or science. In addition to the six core companies of Sweco, Danfoss, Grundfos, Novozymes, Coloplast and Microsoft, the network includes more than 70 companies, as well as primary/lower secondary schools and upper secondary schools.