Boys club at Macquarie U’s engineering school

Macquarie University STEM staff are invited to a seminar on women in science, with key-note speakers from across the university and beyond – but none from its school of engineering.

This strikes the LR as strange, given the university promotes itself as a champion of women in engineering, announcing the school “has an active women in engineering program to support female students and attract women to the engineering profession.”

But perhaps it’s due to their being very few women on the school’s academic staff; four (including one adjunct) to around 30 men, on CMM’s count.

There are seven women and one man on the professional staff, one man and three women in tech support and two women in specialist technology roles.

The school’s women in engineering group says it works to “proactively address potential causes of unconscious bias”.



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