Celebrating IWD with Dr Sara Ridley, Industrial Fellow and STEM ambassador

From apprentice to Industrial Fellow and STEM ambassador, Dr Sara Ridley has forged a career that stands as a leading example for young women contemplating a career in engineering.

The Commission was overjoyed to see that The Engineer, a leading technology and innovation hub for engineers, had chosen 1851 Industrial Fellow Dr Sarah Ridley to feature as their International Women's Day profile.

You can read the article here.

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“At this point in my thirties and raising four young boys, I could only make time for a PhD if I could conduct research during working hours. The team at Strathclyde told me about the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Industrial Fellowship: that it would allow me to complete a PhD while staying at my job.”

Dr Sara Ridley
1851 Industrial Fellow