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City launches pioneering engineering course with Brown University

Two students in engineering course with Brown University

City’s pioneering Women in Engineering course taught online by Brown University lecturers began in early September with five sixth form students participating, and is coordinated at City by Mark Wilkinson, Head of Physics.

Designed for secondary school students and intended to mentor young women engineers, the course integrates in-person labs, group work and asynchronous online learning. Students meet weekly during the timetabled City+ periods for labs and a year-long group project.

Four modules introduce engineering design, materials science, renewable energy and biomedical engineering. A final module helps students make engineering choices for their own futures by reflecting on the year-long technical content, interviews, guest speakers, and virtual lab tours in various engineering fields.

We are one of just three independent schools worldwide, and the only school in the UK, working with Brown University to develop this course. Speaking about the course, CLSG’s US universities counsellor Jennie Sutton said, 'Brown's Pre-College programme approached CLSG after learning about our school and particularly our iGEM team with City of London School. This unique enrichment opportunity for CLSG students will greatly benefit students applying for engineering degrees in the UK and internationally.'