Dr Maryam Gharebaghi – For the love of maths

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 […]

Liselotte Hyveled – Living the Novo Nordisk Way

Novo Nordisk is a publicly listed pharmaceutical company whose origins date back into the 1920s. With the headquarter in its native Denmark, the company also has international production facilities and R&D centres in several countries, affiliates in 77 countries and a workforce of well over 42,000 staff. Diabetes care has always been an intense focus in Novo Nordisk’s history. Very recently […]

Girls think boys are smarter?

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 […]

Dr Beverley Minter – The scientist who helped shape Blue Steens’ purpose

The first time I met Beverley was when we were both helping at a conference that was organised by postgraduates for prospective research students at the University of Aberdeen in 2012 – the PhD Journey Conference, which was masterminded by Catherine MacDonald, a fellow PhD student. Thereafter, we kept loosely in touch via LinkedIn and finally met up one fine afternoon […]