Tomorrow's Engineers

We are delighted to support and sponsor the EngineeringUK  Tomorrow's Engineers Week initiative which encourages young people to consider engineering as a career choice.  

Tomorrow's Engineers Week runs every year in November and this year will focus on the impact engineers make on the nation’s health and wellbeing. This is of course exactly what clinical and biomedical engineers do so we would love our members to get involved. 

At the heart of the Week (4-8 November 2019)  will be a “Big Assembly” where around 50,000 young people are expected to take part in the same school assembly at the same time. The Big Assembly will feature inspirational engineers on a mission to improve people’s health and the nation’s wellbeing by protecting the environment.  

The Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly will take place and streamed live on Wednesday 6th November at 10:30am – and will be available on demand 24 hours later. Provisional Speakers include:

  • Yewande Akinola who uses engineering to design and construct buildings in our built environment.
  • Natalie Cheung, a civil engineer with a passion for mentoring young people to become engineers on a mission.
  • Imogen Graves, a civil engineer helping protect the environment.
  • Ellen Harper, a masters student at University of Strathclyde helps those with restricted mobility to swim.
  • Hiba Khan, a civil engineer keeping people’s homes safe.
  • Rhodri Lewis, a lifeboat systems engineer at RNLI.
  • Mat Murgatroyd a mechanical engineer working on improving mobility of patients with knee issues.
  • Rebecca Shipley, a healthcare engineer helping to beat cancer.
  • Severin Skillman, software engineer with the UK Dementia Research Institute.
  • Tijana Jevtic Vojinovic a biomedical engineer specialising in rehabilitation and assistive technology at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.
  • And IPEM Member Nana Odom, a clinical engineer using technology to support and advancing patient care.

Schools (or anyone interested!) can sign up to take part here.

NANA ODOM, Clinical Engineering Manager, Cleveland Clinic London

Nana Odom has worked in various clinical engineering roles within healthcare. She works collaboratively across multi-disciplinary professionals to find innovative approaches to advancing patient care by applying leadership and technical skills to medical equipment technology. She has a BSc in Physics (Ghana), MSc Biomedical Engineering (UK) and currently pursuing Professional Doctorate in Clinical Biomedical Engineering (UK) at University of Manchester.

Her areas of interest include are digital technology in acute care settings; its impact due to increased cyber threats, and the use of assistive technology to reduce or remove barriers faced by inpatients.

Nana is one of four of the recipients of the prestigious 2018 Chief Scientific Officer’s Women in Science and Engineering Fellowship.  She tells her story of her journey which has been through relentless determination, perseverance and continuous learning whiles dealing with internal barriers as a mum, wife and female in male dominated teams, to inspire the next generation and empower other women especially in STEM.


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