I finally took the time for a wee excursion down the river Don to have a look at the new hydro energy station. It all started as a community project and successfully went through a few funding rounds, including selling bonds to private investors. Find out more on their website.
Giulia is a chemical engineer with a passion for science communication across language barriers. Recently, she joined Blue Steens as our very first affiliate translator for Italian and Spanish. Giulia strikes me as very proactive; a woman looking for opportunities and making them happen as they present themselves.
Dr Sue Lederer (space scientist) and Rick Hieb (former astronaut) came all the way from the US to Scotland to spend a week packed full of activities of public engagement and school visits. On 30th Jan 2017 I went to their presentation at Robert Gordon’s College in Aberdeen to listen to them talk about working in space and bust some of the flaws […]
Mathematics makes the world go round. In a way, it is a language that helps us describe and explain natural phenomena, man-made constructions and much more. If you are into maths, there are plenty of career paths to choose from. Engineering is one of them. I met up with Maryam, an experienced engineer in the oil and gas industry. Originally […]
I first met Lesley at ABZWISE, an unusual entrepreneurship programme for women in STEM, at the University of Aberdeen in 2012. Two key aspects of this workshop were characteristic of Lesley. Firstly, she doesn’t do bog-standard. Secondly, she loves to collaborate to spread knowledge and good practice.
Is it possible to work with autistic people in a regular workplace? – Project ‘Opportunity’ has proven that a controlled and thoughtful approach to integration can provide a company with valuable staff and autistic people with a job, purpose and satisfaction.