Georgina Baker—a Black female engineer—makes history at the University of Leeds

Georgina Baker is first Black woman to graduate from the university’s Chemical and Nuclear Engineering course.

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Firstly, congratulations to Georgina Baker!

The University of Leeds graduate moved from Ghana to Liverpool in 2009 and has made history by becoming the first Black woman to graduate from the school’s Chemical and Nuclear Engineering course. Not only did she graduate, but she was also awarded a First Class Honours degree.

She decided to enrol on the course after becoming interested in nuclear-related subjects at college. But her work doesn’t stop there as she has called for more women to study STEM courses.

“I only know of three women who have passed the course in the past including myself. There’s probably only about 5% of black and ethnic minority people who have taken this exact course as well.”

Quote from Leeds Live

With only 6% of engineers coming from BAME backgrounds—and likely even less than from Black communities—there’s a severe lack of racial diversity in engineering, and gender diversity given Georgina’s statement.

While there’s a long way to go before that can be addressed, let’s celebrate Georgina’s achievements and LOGiCFACE wishes her all the best in the future!

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