#STEM

The Challenge Of Diversity In The AI World

Jenny Garrett | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Tech
Jenny Garrett

Artificial intelligence (AI) is still in its infancy, but it's poised to become the most disruptive technology since the Internet. AI will be everywhere - in your phone, in your fridge, in your car. Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa are just two examples.

Parents Must 'Dare To Imagine' Their Daughters In STEM Careers

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Tech

For 50 years, the Smallpeice Trust has been working to get more humans of both genders into STEM. Its methods, attitude and objectives have all evolve...

Unleashing The Hidden Figures In Your Organisation To Inspire The Next Generation Of STEM Professionals

Caroline Taylor | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Tech
Caroline Taylor

This is an opportunity for any discriminated-against community, and the good news is that STEM jobs are projected to grow at skyrocketing rates in the coming years. According to research, the UK will need almost 1.3 million STEM professionals by 2020, but universities and colleges are only graduating around 71,000 STEM students each year.

Theresa May's Industrial Strategy Will Only Succeed With STEAM Power

Dan Harvey | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Harvey

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics - STEM disciplines - are the backbone of tech innovation. Yet, bringing tech such as AI from the lab to the home calls for a selection of experts who are not always part of the equation.

Why 2017 Is The Time For Responsible Leadership

Marco Comastri | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK
Marco Comastri

Ultimately, all of us need to make the right choices to ensure we use technology to develop skills in a way that helps everyone to succeed. This needs to be our response to the challenges posed by technology and globalisation - and it's everyone's responsibility.

These Photos Hope To Inspire Future Generations Of Women In STEM

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When most people think of a scientist, we picture a man wearing a white lab coat. When we think of engineers, we think of men wearing hard hats. The ...

We Need To Combat Outdated Stereotypes To Attract More Women Into STEM Careers

Dr Hayaatun Sillem | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Hayaatun Sillem

Engineering is so much more than this outdated stereotype. Engineering is about designing and delivering systems that facilitate education and healthcare, enhance quality of life, and help to eliminate global poverty. Engineers have been in the driving seat of social change for centuries - from bringing electricity to billions to helping to eradicate life-threatening disease.

How Noodle From The Gorillaz Encourages Young Women To Get Into Tech

Vana C. Koutsomitis | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Tech
Vana C. Koutsomitis

Corporates have the resources and strength to educate women and inspire them to pursue their dreams. Additionally, they have the ability to change the way women are treated in the workplace. If we want to see change at a large scale, we need to speak about these gender imbalances.

Why Girls Wanting to Go Into STEM Should Consider Apprenticeships

Lucy Sarginson | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Sarginson

The first year I applied for an IT apprenticeship with Accenture I didn't get it. Naturally I was upset but I just thought I'm not going to give up, I'm going to go for it again, and it paid off! Now here I am in my second year of the apprenticeship, set to graduate with a foundation degree next summer...

A Real Need, a Real Opportunity - A Career in Tech May Be Closer than You Think

Miguel Milano | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech
Miguel Milano

Technology is changing virtually every aspect of our lives in this mobile, hyper-connected age. It's easy to see why, when most of us carry at least one device with us at all times and we literally have an app for everything.

Grief-stricken Post-Brexit Snowflake Nonsense

Janice Atkinson | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Politics
Janice Atkinson

I've had some wet, teary and quite frankly ludicrous outpouring of grief emails from the Remainiacs. Those who were more measured in their approach of course received a considered reply.

Anne-Marie Imafidon: Why It's So Important For Girls To Explore Their Love Of STEM

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Tech

Anne-Marie Imafidon is in every way possible a prodigy. At age 11 she passed her GCSEs in Maths and IT and by 20 she had graduated from Oxford Univers...

How To Break Into Code: For Women, By Women

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Tech

The issue of gender diversity within the tech industry is one that has, over the past 18 months, become one of the driving forces in creating better e...

Three Reasons I Hate Working in STEM

Natasha Batsford | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Tech
Natasha Batsford

Today I am going to take a huge departure for my usual topics and write a post about my life outside of the family. I'm doing this as my own small contribution to this year's International Women's Day theme, entitled Pledge for Parity.

The Winner Of A 'Girls In Science' Campaign's Competition Was A Boy

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 27.02.2016 | UK

An energy company has faced a backlash after a competition run as part of a campaign to attract more girls into science was won by a boy. EDF Energ...

From Prisoner to Programmer: What Can the UK Learn From Silicon Valley?

Suzanne Ashman | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Tech
Suzanne Ashman

Unsurprisingly, we must look to Silicon Valley for the new, cutting-edge innovation. Or more precisely, to the hills overlooking the bay, which are home to San Quentin, California's oldest prison. To put San Quentin in a UK justice context, it would be a category A prison - it's home to 699 death row inmates.

Women in Business Q&A: Jackie Lomax, Founder and Executive Director, Girls 4 Science

Laura Dunn | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK
Laura Dunn

Jackie Lomax is the Founder and Executive Director of Girls 4 Science. Girls 4 Science is Chicago's only all girls' science initiative for girls 10-1...

'Reawakening and Recycling' - An Ancient Call for Action

Jim Egan | Posted 12.11.2016 | UK
Jim Egan

Melinda Gates raised a timely alarm this week (Financial Times, Comment, 9th Nov 2015, "Investing in our families is a vital part of the economy") abo...

We Must Celebrate and Encourage Inovation to Solve Our Global Problems and Inspire a New Generation of Engineers

Naomi Climer | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Tech
Naomi Climer

As the President of the IET, I get to see the innovative work that engineers do on a daily basis and it is exciting to see the creativity and passion so many of my fellow engineers have. The problem is that all this great work often goes unnoticed in the wider world.

The Internet Says Engineering Isn't for Girls

Lily France | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lily France

Until the images we give to the media and young people are different and more inclusive, perceptions of engineering will not change and girls with a passion for engineering may never actually join the industry.

A Song for Tomorrow's Engineers Week

Joanna Anderson | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Tech
Joanna Anderson

I'm Joanna Anderson. I'm 23 years old and I'm a civil engineer. I'm not a man, I don't walk around in a hard hat all the time, and I don't spend all day on a construction site. Most of us don't fit that stereotype!

Girls, to Make an Impact, Stick With STEM

Yasmin Ali | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Tech
Yasmin Ali

If girls enjoy these subjects so much when they're younger, why don't they continue to study them at GCSE and A-Level? Why do females only account for 15-20% of engineering and computer science students at University?

Top Scientist Says Girls Need To Ditch Dolls And Play With Lego

PA | By John von Radowitz, Press Association Science Correspondent | Posted 04.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Barbie should be put back in her box to make way for more "creative" toys such as Lego and Meccano that are traditionally given to boys, according to ...

Why Bilingual Education Is Expanding Our World

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

English is necessary. But to what extent? All the way? Just because something is not in every day usage doesn't mean that it is not being used elsewhere and may not one day come in handy for you.

#iLookLikeAnEngineer Trounces Stereotypes Of Women Working In STEM

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Pop quiz: what does a female scientist, engineer or mathematician look like? The answer: you're asking the wrong question. The fact is that there ...