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.
The findings of a recent research study have caused quite a bit of a stir in my social media streams. The study suggests that gender stereotypes surface at the age of 6. As a consequence, girls seem to think boys are the smart gender. The worry is that this leads to less girls and women choosing STEM (science – tech – engineering […]
Elahe is originally from Iran, and I always find it fascinating to talk to her. Why? Because I can learn about an unfamiliar world. I don’t know an awful lot about Iran; just bits I snap up through the media. I can ask Elahe naïve questions without fear of judgement or ridicule. She dispels my misconceptions and widens my viewpoint. […]
Exsel Group are certainly doing something right if the company’s recent accolades are anything to go by. Having started in 2014 with just three members of staff; today the IT and communications company can boast a turnover of almost £3million, 48 members of staff and three offices across Scotland. With this in mind, it’s little surprise that the business has just […]