Enabled by Engineering Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day

Organised by UOW

Date: June 22, 2024

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Building 6, room 210, Wollongong campus, University of Wollongong



Join us to celebrate International Women In Engineering Day 2024. Come along and listen to practicing professional Engineers and students talk about their experiences in the field and in industry.

Panel Members

Dr Emily Yap
Research Fellow
Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences,
University of Wollongong

Dr Emily Yap completed her PhD in 2020 where her research explored the behaviour and development of an X-ray generator using advanced functional materials at UNSW and CSIRO.

Emily joined the University of Wollongong to establish the Industry 4.0 Hub on Shoalhaven Campus. She is now a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences where her current research interests are to enable industries to transform their processes through Internet of Things, digital twins and extended reality to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.

Emily is also the current Chair of the Women’s Research Engineers Network, an international network advocating for gender equity in the research engineering community and equipping members with the tools to ensure career progression and retention.  

Professor Madeleine Du Toit
Associate Dean Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences,
University of Wollongong

Professor Madeleine Du Toit is Associate Dean Equity, Diversity & Inclusion – Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences. Madeleine is an experienced materials engineer with a demonstrated history of working in higher education, research and engineering consulting. Skilled in metallurgy, materials engineering and welding engineering, with a strong focus on the welding metallurgy of steels, stainless steels and aluminium alloys. Qualified welding engineer (IWE) responsible for the training of International Welding Engineers and Technologists in Australia. Madeleine has wide experience in failure investigation and has recently been elected as the Chair of Weld Australia, the premier industry association for welding and joining.  

Casey Flemming 
Current Student
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), University of Wollongong

Casey Flemming is a current UOW Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) student majoring in Civil Engineering and a minor in Environmental Engineering. Casey started out as a Bluescope cadet in materials engineering and after studying UOW’s common first year in Engineering where she gained exposure to all disciplines of engineering, she decided to change to Civil Engineering. She was then awarded the prestigious cadetship as a Civil Engineering Cadet at Wollongong City Council which helps provide practical experience while she studies. Casey is an active volunteer and current Engineers Australia Student Ambassador and President of the Civil Engineering Society at UOW. She volunteers for UOW Women in STEM initiatives, Learning Labs Mentor, UOW Pulse, Shellharbour Parkrun and Vinnie’s Van driver. She is also a passionate soccer player, pianist, runner and loves to travel. Casey enjoys expanding her network and is always open to new opportunities and experiences. 


Associate Professor Montse Ros
Associate Dean Education,
Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences,

University of Wollongong

Associate Professor Montse Ros is Associate Dean Education, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences. Her research interests include Embedded Systems, Sensor Networks Data Fusion, Cyber-Physical Systems, Sensor-based Localisation, Computer Architecture, Code Compression and Engineering Education.  

Associate Professor Ros is a Senior Fellow of WATTLE (Wollongong Academy for Tertiary Teaching & Learning Excellence) and is a recipient of the 2019 Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT). She has won four UOW Vice-Chancellors awards for Teaching, Community Engagement and Multi-Disciplinary Research (team award), as well as being named a 2016 UOW Women of Impact for having … “inspired countless young women to consider a future career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines”, through her pioneering work in developing a summer camp for young women in engineering.