On Friday 12th of March 2020 we have delivered a ‘STEPS into STEM’ event for BME women to celebrate British Science week. The event was funded by British Science association.
It was a very successful and engaging event, we had 13 attendees in total and we heard wonderful presentations about women’s representation within the STEM sector with emphasis on importance of diversity and inclusion across the STEM sector.
We would like to thank our two wonderful speakers, Anna Fraszczyk who was a STEM ambassador and previously worked at Newcastle University as a researcher for NewRail. Her role involved supporting the teaching and learning activities at NewRail Anna is now a school teacher in Poland and she continues to use her STEM skills in her teaching and our second speaker, Karen Farr a STEM ambassador and a Technical Advisor at Northumbrian Water. Karen works in the Wastewater Performance team at Northumbrian Water to improve the quality of wastewater effluent and assess how well the sewage treatment process deals with chemicals in the environment for the national Chemical Investigation Programme. Our speakers have talked about their experience and progression within the STEM sector, we have heard inspiring stories which then progressed onto a question and answer session.
At the end of the event we had a raffle and our prize winner has been one of our Wise Steps participants who has won an amazon fire tablet, we would like to say big congratulations to Serpil!
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to and attended our event.