The Lasting Legacy of Ada Lovelace

200 years ago, the world we now live in would have seemed inconceivable, impossible, and unimaginable to the entire world – the entire world, save perhaps for one person, Ada Lovelace. A brilliant mathematician, Ada, was the only one of…

Intersectionality: let’s pick up where we left off

It was spring of 2020, we were already working from home, and there we were, finishing the last touches on our most awaited piece of research: Women in STEM: an intersectional analysis of multiple discriminations. Yes, we were in the press,…

Insights from Equate’s Director – September 2021

Tina Turner once sang we don’t need another hero but increasingly, I feel we do.  As an avid sports fan, this summer has been a feast of sporting achievements producing all sorts of heroes, and frankly I’m loving it.  What has been very…

Counting our blessings

I am delighted to welcome everyone back from summer recess.   Hopefully, you’ve managed to find some time for relaxing, enjoying the sunshine – and of course the opportunity to once again catch up with friends and family.  My staycation…

Insights from Equate’s Director – June 2021

There is nothing more annoying than a leak.   You just know that sooner or later that little drip, drip, drip, is going to lead to a big splish splosh in all the places you’d rather it didn’t.  And leaks in the wrong place at the wrong…

Insights from Equate’s Director

The Scottish Parliament election is over and focus shifts to economic and societal recovery, maintaining the progress we have made in getting the pandemic under control. Equate Scotland entered into the spirit of the election campaign by…

The Whitworth Award Scheme

Sir Joseph Whitworth was a true visionary, realising the importance of combining both scholarship and engineering practice when he founded the Whitworth Scholarships in 1868. One hundred fifty years later, His scheme continues to grow and support…

Launch: Recover Refocus Renew 2021-2022

We are very excited to launch our new brochure Recover Refocus Renew 2021-2022 outlining plans for the coming year. The demand for STEM skills is expected to increase, and the work we do to enable women to work in STEM is even more relevant. In…
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Applications now open: PassivHaus in Practice Immersive Training

Applications are now open for PassivHaus in Practice Immersive Training. The learning event will encompass a 1-day online training in Passivhaus design and standards using immersive learning techniques, a 2.5-hour session with Equate Scotland,…

Save the Date – PassivHaus in Practice Immersive Training

26th – 28th July 2021 The construction sector is gearing up for major change with a particular focus on reducing carbon emissions in order to achieve net zero carbon targets by 2045.  Key to this transformation is the requirement to improve…

Begin with the end in mind

When elections come around it’s hard to escape the bombardment of broadcast media, debates, and leaflets through our letterboxes – so far door knocking has not been permitted – but normal service will resume on that shortly. You have been…