New Podcast Launched to Encourage Young Girls to Consider STEM Careers

Megan ChickEvent, News, News and Events

Technocamps is launching a new podcast to entertain and inform young people about the careers available to them in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths sectors. Each week, inspiring people in STEM careers will discuss what their job involves, their career path and the exciting new technology in their field.

Laura Roberts, Technocamps’ USW Regional Coordinator, will host the podcast, interviewing guests from around Wales and beyond about their roles in STEM.

The podcast follows the success of Technocamps’ GiST programme, a series of webinars where women in STEM show schoolchildren their offices and discuss their jobs before answering questions posed to them by attendees. With over 220 registered attendees since its launch in September, the programme has gained a large following. The podcast aims to bring the same advice to audiences on-the-go so that they can listen freely in their own time.

Episodes will be released weekly during term times and each episode will be around half an hour in length. The podcast aims to reach 11-18 year old girls in Wales, but the show will be available to a much wider audience through and all major streaming platforms including Spotify and iTunes.

The first episode will feature Steph Howarth, the chief statistician for the Welsh Government and co-director of ADR Wales and will be released on 11 June 2021. Episodes will then be released every Friday until the end of the school term on 22 July 2021.