STEM Malawi Engineering Expedition
  • Lecture Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth

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In May 2019, a team of 25 female engineers from around the globe banded together to create STEM Build Malawi with the aim of being able to construct two STEM classrooms for Rainbow Hope Secondary School in Mangochi, Malawi. 

As well as long hot days on site, the team worked with the students, parents and teachers to share skill sets and inspire the next generation of young people into the world of STEM careers.

Join us in learning more about the expedition and how the team applied their engineering skills in Malawi.


Katy Toms, Senior Engineer at WSP, Chair of the South West ICE Regional Committee and leader of the ‘STEM Build Malawi’ team

Katy has worked in the South West since graduating from the University of Plymouth and is passionate about inspiring the younger generation into STEM careers and how engineers can transform people’s lives.

Rosie Poad, Graduate Engineer at WSP

Rosie is also a graduate from the University and has undertaken various placements before joining WSP in 2018. She is a mentor for first year students and brought her previous construction experience from working on her family’s dairy farm in Cornwall to the STEM Build Malawi team.

Register for this free lecture via the ICE (South West) webpage or contact Barbara Sweet for more information (

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