The South-West SRUK Constituency is holding an event in commemoration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, under the global SRUK initiative 11th February. Three experts will offer multidisciplinary insights on the questions: Why are not there more women in the world of STEM? What are the problems, and possible solutions for the low number of girls who are interested in STEM careers? A round table will take place after the talks. During this part of the event, all attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the topic further, and share their reflections.
The event will take place the 7th of February in Biomedical Sciences, School of Biochemistry, Room C44 (University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TD).
15:30 Kathy Fawcett – Educational Manager at We the Curious
17:00 Round table. Chair Sara Alvira – Postdoctoral Researcher at School of Biochemistry
We are looking forward to meeting you there! Registration no needed.
IMPORTANT: This is a free and an open to the public event but if you are external to the University of Bristol, please, contact with firstname.lastname@example.org for building access requirements.
About the speakers:
Kathy Fawcett: Educational Manager at We the Curious, Bristol. Dr Fawcett leads a science-based program of workshops, shows and themed days for school students from Year 1 to A-level but also catering for home educated children, adult learners and families. Dr Fawcett has a background in both research and education, with a first degree in Botany and a PhD in Ecology from the University of Bristol and post-doctoral experience at UWE, studying the uptake of radioisotopes across plant taxa. For 13 years she taught Secondary Science and Biology in a large comprehensive school and, as Assistant Head of Sixth Form had responsibility for the Post-16 Extended Curriculum, General Studies and the Extended Project Qualification.
Kate Mactear: Currently studying for a MSc in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Bristol after completing her undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. She was selected to be a part of the Women’s Engineering Society young Member’s Board in June 2016 where their aim is to support and encourage girls and young women studying, training or working in an engineering field.