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GiST: An Hour in the Life of a Woman in STEM

Published on 27 September 2020

Ever wondered what it would be like to make electricity from the sun, work for NASA or research Astrobiology?

We've got seven inspiring women in STEM who want to talk to you about their jobs and how they got them! Each speaker will discuss their career, take you on a tour of their workplace and answer any questions you have about their jobs. Who knows, you could be working with them in the future...

The sessions will run from 3-4pm and are aimed at pupils aged 11-16. Register with your class for a fun, after-school club or join yourself from home.

Click here to book yourself or your class.

October 19th, 3-4pm

Cat Wildman - Co-Founder, The Global Equality Collective

Rwy'n Gyd-sylfaenydd GEC | The Global Equality Collective. Dylunion ni fframwaith ar gyfer cydraddoldeb o ran rhyw ar gyfer ysgolion a busnesau, a chreuon ni ap (yn ystod y cyfyngiadau symud diweddar) fel y gallai pobl gael mynediad iddo. Fe’i lansiwyd ym mis Medi 2020.

November 30th, 3-4pm

Bonnie Huval - former NASA engineer, public speaker

I am a former Space Shuttle engineer now doing public speaking, and I have a business and IT consultancy.

January 25th, 3-4pm

Rosie Cane - Astrobiology PhD Researcher

I'm a final year PhD student at the University of Edinburgh researching Astrobiology and life in extreme environments. I did my undergraduate degree in BSc Observational Astronomy at The University of South Wales and recently completed an internship with the UK Space Agency. I am really keen on outreach and public engagement and I love anything and everything relating to space!

March 22nd, 3-4pm

Nicole Ponsford - Co-Founder, The Global Equality Collective

Nicole is co-founder of the GEC and a Digital Education Specialist. She is now a Fellow of the RSA due to her work in gender equality. An award-winning Media, Film and New Technologies teacher of 18 years in education, Nicole is recognised as an edtech ‘expert’. She is a Teaching Award winner, one of the first national Advanced Skills Teachers (Media and New Technologies) and is listed in the #EdTech50 for her digital work on gender equality in the UK. She is also the Harvard author of TechnoTeaching: Taking Practice to The Next Level in a Digital World. 

She works as a freelance digital education specialist for a number of global organisations and charities. She is currently the Digital Education Project Lead for Achievement for All, a leading not-for-profit educational organisation improving outcomes for all children and young people - where she leads national eLearning research projects and the author of CPD for their national network of school coaches and educational settings from EYFS to post-16. 

Ever practical, Nicole is an Apple Teacher, Microsoft Innovator Educator Expert Trainer and has written online courses for a range of clients including Anti-bullying for FutureLearn, Inclusive Digital Literacy for Microsoft's MEC and a range of digital curriculums and guides for private organisations. She is an External Subject Advisor for Media (OCR) and passionate about all students being both media and digitally literate. 

Her editorial and writing portfolio includes The Guardian, The TES and she is both Agony Aunt and a frequent for both TeachWire (and just been listed Top 15 TeachWire blogs of last year) and Innovate My School.  She is delighted to be a Doctorate researcher at Bournemouth University CEOP, exploring closing digital and gender gaps in the UK.

April 16th, 3-4pm

Sarah-Jane Potts - Technology Transfer Fellow, SPECIFIC, Swansea University

My official title is Scale-up Technology Transfer Fellow but simply, I am a Postdoctural Research Engineer.

I work on designing, making and scientifically proving printed electronics, including printed heaters and printed solar cells.

May 24th, 3-4pm


June 28th, 3-4pm


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