#STEM

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 08.03.2016 | 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 24.02.2016 | 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 14.02.2016 | 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 13.11.2015 | 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 10.11.2015 | 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 04.11.2015 | 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 03.11.2015 | 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 10.09.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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 ...

A New Golden Age for UK Technology Start Ups?

Chris Ciauri | Posted 05.06.2016 | UK Tech
Chris Ciauri

How can the tech sector marry today's feeling of optimism - and the private sector cash that is aligned with that growth - with the creation of both a societal and industry infrastructure that will enable technology-orientated people and businesses to flourish and grow?

#ThisGirlCanDoTech

Caroline Hyde | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Tech
Caroline Hyde

One area of clear consensus was women can no longer just talk to other women about tech's gender imbalance. We need men to join the discussion to move it forward to action. And so to the next panel where a male voice did add to the debate.

What Inspires Women to Get Into Technology?

Anne Marie Neatham | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Tech
Anne Marie Neatham

It was clear that some of my colleagues pursued career in technology career for the love of it and because they could see that it will transform lives, even though their teachers and family may have actively discouraged them.

It's Time We Stopped Thinking Of Science As 'A Boy Thing'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Tech

Microsoft is on a mission, and that mission is to drastically change the way girls see science. According to the technology giant 7 out of 10 girls ar...

Gender Stereotypes 'Turning Girls Off Maths And Science Careers'

PA | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Gender stereotypes may be turning girls off careers in maths and science, according to an international study. It suggests that parents are more li...

Why is the UK Designing Such a Grey Future?

Mark Bonner | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Bonner

I recently searched Surrey for a secondary school that truly valued creativity for my own daughter. Both private and state, the answer was depressingly similar; "Oh yes, we do do ART here, but it's not a real degree is it?" one headmaster risked his life in telling me.

An Education in Humanities is a Worthy One, Whatever UKIP Thinks

Michael Havis | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Politics
Michael Havis

One could argue that students of these subjects have all the financial incentive they need. Popular perception says that they go into gold-plated careers while those in humanities become starving artists, unhappy teachers or McDonald's employees. This view is, of course, wrong.

Attracting the Right Talent to Engineering - From Stem to Steam

Peter Luff | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Luff

Our national security and our future competitiveness and prosperity all depend on bringing more people into engineering at all levels. But we need rather different skills from the conventional ones engineering has sought in the past and this is widely understood...