Guest Blogs from
Women in STEM
Jo Coles is a a chartered scientist, working as a flood risk modelling and forecasting senior team leader at the Environment Agency. Connect with here on LinkedIn I feel really privileged to have been asked to take part in this campaign so thank you for reading and...
Elaine Baxter is a Chemist and Director of Boutique Innovation People often ask me why I took on a career as a scientist and the honest answer is that for as long as I can remember, I have always been fascinated by science. From an early age I was interested in...
Yesim Kunter is a Play Expert, Futurist. Here she explains how play connects with science and art, bringing left brain thinking and right-brain thinking beautifully together. I’m a Play Futurist…. I love what I do! It is a fascinating role that involves range of...
Tolúlọpẹ́ Ògúnrẹ̀mý is the Founder of the award-winning organisation Coders of Colour. It's an organisation with the aim of getting under-represented people of colour into the technology industry and providing an opportunity for them to experiment with coding in a...
By FRMetS Senior meteorologist, weather presenter, editor and columnist, Kirsty McCabe Did you know that weather presenters don’t “read” a forecast script on TV, but are actually masters of multitasking and improvisation? There’s a lot more to the job of broadcast...
Our girls in STEM mentor, Jan Choudhury, discusses how science can take you to the stars quite literally if you choose to take that path. And how her career evolved to incorporate both art and science. A career in science will enable you to travel the world – and...
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Dr Ananthi Ramachandran
MSci Chemistry Student
Dr Lauren Breese
Technical Program Manager
Dr Marina Petri
Dr Megan Sumeracki
Professor of Cognitive Psychology
Dr Meghan Halse
Senior Lecturer in Chemistry
Director at The Diverse Nutrition Association
Sharon Strugnell (CEng MICE MIMMM PMP, MEng (Hons))
Dr Suzie Boulos
Dr Megan Kenny
Lecturer in Psychology
Founder of Coders of Colour
Untapped girls in STEM is the first bottom up approach I have seen in school. This wasn’t about telling the girls, this was about involving the girls, giving them that sense of ownership, importance and most of all trusting the girls and letting them get on. No hovering over them but giving them the self belief in their future in STEM. The portfolio they could choose from is inspirational not just due to the exceptional women involved but also the great range of careers covered, this wasn’t the usual compartmentalising of jobs we are usually given in school.
Highly recommend. It was an amazing experience and very insightful into the career that I would like to pursue. Very grateful to have the opportunity to take part
I really valued the opportunity to interview a woman in STEM. It was so insightful to understand more about what it will be like to enter a career in STEM and how the perception of women in science is evolving. It’s really inspiring to see brilliant women pioneering industries. The experience was really inspiring and I would really recommend it for those looking into STEM careers
What a fantastic way of connecting professionals with students to explore paths or their interests in a unique way, opening their eyes to the realities of STEM careers and those behind the scenes. This has not only inspired my students to seek more information on their chosen career but built their confidence and communication skills at the same time!