Inspired by the success of TWI’s National Women in Engineering Day celebration on 23 June, The Welding Institute has launched its own women's group – the Tipper Group.
The Tipper Group is named after Constance Tipper, the female engineer who investigated the wartime Liberty Ship fractures as a researcher in Cambridge. It was through this work that Tipper became 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 includes TWI engineers and NSIRC PhD students from disciplines such as coating technology, polymers, fracture, inspection, manufacturing and materials, and is chaired by Dr Philippa Moore.
The Tipper Group’s 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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