Introducing our speakers in IWD 2022 is MTU student Orlaith McGowan.
Orlaith is a final year Bachelor (Hons) of Mechanical Engineering student at Munster Technological University.
Orlaith attended secondary school in Regina Mundi College in Cork, where she gained a passion for Maths and Science, leading her down the path of Engineering at MTU.
In 2019, along with her classmate Ciara Sheehan, Orlaith co-founded the MTU Cork WiSTEM Society, which aims to improve the college experience for women studying STEM degrees in MTU. Orlaith co-chaired the society for two years, and now holds the position of Ex-Officio on the committee. The society won the title of 'Best New Society in Ireland' in the small colleges category at the BICS National Society Awards last year. This was a result of a range of events hosted online in 2020/21 including industry-led webinars, social events and self- development workshops.
Orlaith is in her last semester of study at MTU and looks forward to her future in engineering!