Science Should Never Become Boring... Here's Why

Greg Foot | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK Tech
Greg Foot

As you might expect, 'athlete' and 'firefighter' are two of the most sought after jobs for children. But it wasn't a surprise to me to find 'astronaut' and 'scientist' holding their own in the top ten as well. Why not? Defying gravity, even zero gravity, must be one of the most exciting scientific developments of our time, and children everywhere want to be a part of it.

Arts, Sciences And The STEM Gender Gap

Dr Nathalie Pettorelli | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Nathalie Pettorelli

Opposing the sciences to the humanities, particularly the arts, has been a persistent trend over recent decades, with countless debates and essays focused on demonstrating that one is more important than the other. Sometimes contextualised as the left side of the brain versus the right side - or logical thinking versus artistic creativity - the two are often described as polar opposites

Dyson Has The Coolest Approach To Every Employee's Worst Nightmare: Team Building Days

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Tech

Nobody likes team building days. This is a known fact that has plagued businesses for years. Everyone piles into a room, wears a sticker with their na...

Are We Becoming A Nation Of Techno Nerds?

Katherine Mathieson | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Tech
Katherine Mathieson

STEM subjects don't lead only to 'techno nerd' careers. We don't tell kids they can only write novels if they do English literature A Level, and we don't tell kids that if they take geography A Level, they are destined to make maps for a living. STEM A Levels are a great basis for a wide range of careers and lives.

It's Time To Speak Up For Gender Equality In The Tech Sector

Chris Ciauri | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Tech
Chris Ciauri

I believe it's imperative to stand up for what you believe is right; for me on of these things is gender equality. While it's always been important to me, the birth of my two daughters has made it more personal as I want to set an example for them and show them that I believe they can achieve anything they want.

Investing In STEM In Schools Is Key To Closing The Digital Skills Gap

Cin-Yee Ho | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Tech
Cin-Yee Ho

However, there is also much promise, with productivity gap concerns finally sparking further investment in education and skills to combat the UK's longer-term economic pressures. The key for closing our digital skills gap will be ensuring a significant portion of that investment goes towards STEM initiatives in schools. But where to invest?

Give Us Some Real Role Models In Tomorrow's World

Katherine Mathieson | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Katherine Mathieson

My ideal would be to have soap characters enjoying studying science, working as science technicians, or in any of the many science jobs no one knows exist, or better still, showing how science can lead you down any career path.

If STEM Subjects Were Seen As More Caring, Would More Women Join In?

Dr Gabriela M. Medero | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Gabriela M. Medero

As an academic, I'm no longer looking to change the fundamental mind-sets of young women about studying STEM but instead, I want to help them to appreciate how the sector might fulfil their existing dreams and aspirations.

It's Time For STEM Women To Step Forward

Victoria Tomlinson | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Tech
Victoria Tomlinson

We're taught from a young age, especially if we're female, that modesty is a virtue. If someone compliments us, we should look embarrassed and deny all responsibility for it. If someone calls for volunteers we should look to the person next to us, even if we have the skills to do the task.

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 10.10.2017 | 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 17.08.2017 | 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 12.08.2017 | 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 20.07.2017 | 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.