In my first ever vlog I give you a bit of background on myself and Blue Steens’ current incarnation. By the way, I am totally out of my comfort zone in front of a camera. Nothing like a new challenge…
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.
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.
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 […]
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. […]
It is a specialist skill to write in a manner that is accepted and credible in the academic realm. To complicate matters, different scientific journals have varying styles and expectations. The acceptance of a paper for publication does not only hinge on the brilliance of the scientific work, but also on the manner in which it is conveyed – the […]
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 […]