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Caroline Hyde | Posted 19.03.2015 | 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 16.03.2015 | 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 02.03.2015 | 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...

Powering the Next Generation of Technologists

Luis Alvarez | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Tech
Luis Alvarez

At this time of year, with the latest devices and gadgets packed, parceled and delivered, it's easy to take for granted all the astounding innovations...

Industrial Cadets Accredited Work Experience Gives Hope of Closing Industry Skills Gap

Dr Gordon Mizner | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK
Dr Gordon Mizner

The skills gap in UK science and engineering industries is now an accepted fact of life with companies reporting difficulties in current recruitment of skilled staff. However, an initiative called Industrial Cadets, supported by government and led by major manufacturers, offers the opportunity of engaging future recruits while still at school, thereby developing the future talent pipeline.

Maths and Physics: A Formula for Success

Nicky Morgan | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Politics
Nicky Morgan

We want to show young people that maths and science can open up endless possibilities for their future - and for Britain's future too. Our plan for education will ensure that we equip every child with the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed - and our message is that maths and physics can get them there.

Celebrating Women's Contribution to Science

Annette Thomas | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Tech
Annette Thomas

When I'm asked about the best piece of advice I would give to any woman seeking a career in the fields of science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM) - where government figures show that women hold just 15.5% of jobs - my first response is to pick a good mentor.

Improving Representation of Women in Science and Engineering

Barbara Stocking | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Tech
Barbara Stocking

I am passionate about equality in the workplace. It is frustrating that many barriers still exist for young women graduating today. It is unfair for the talented women missing out on rewarding careers, and it is detrimental to the UK economy.

Could You Name More Than One Female Scientist?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

They've uncovered some of planet earth's mysteries and their discoveries have helped to shape the world we live in, but could you name a female scient...

Heroines of STEM: Time for Some Flag Waving?

Holly Seddon | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Holly Seddon

My daughter recently had to do a project for her science home work. She was making a board game that involved great scientists. Of course there was Einstein, Peter Higgs, Dmitri Mendeleev, Euclid, Joseph Black, Jan Van Helmont, Galileo, Schrödinger (and his cat)... Only the cat wasn't male. And that was because it was a theoretical cat.

Get Inspired - Choose a Career in STEM

Dr Coorous Mohtadi | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Coorous Mohtadi

If you were asked to draw a scientist, what would it look like? An image resembling Einstein, perhaps? Same question; but this time an engineer. Would you draw a man with a spanner? And would a computer scientist look like a guy who's keen on science fiction and junk food, working alone in a dark room?

Zombie Apocalypses, Tesla Time Warp and the Visionary Elon Musk

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

The world needs its engineers. They build what the human mind conceptualizes, they create things that did not exist before, and they advance human civilization, sometimes in neat and tidy increments, and sometimes in quantum jumps that seem out of this world.

From a Little (More) STEM Can a Great Economy Grow

Nikki Yates | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikki Yates

We have a problem in the UK, and that problem is having a detrimental impact on our performance, our growth, and our ability to compete on a global stage.

Brogan Driscoll

Why Do Women Hold Just 15.5% Of STEM Positions In The UK?

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Despite making up 46% of the overall UK workforce, government figures show that women hold just 15.5% of jobs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineerin...

International Women's Day: Conversation Changers

Carla Buzasi | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carla Buzasi

International Women's Day takes place this Saturday, and will be celebrated with events across the world. The theme this year? 'Inspire Change'. Taking that notion on board, this year at HuffPost we have decided to move the conversation on. While it's all too temping to go over the same old arguments - so many of them still far from resolved - it's also time to look to the future and celebrate those paving a way for the next generation.

Why's the Inspiration Switch Not Set 'On', Automatically?

Brendan Flattery | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Tech
Brendan Flattery

UK businesses have it in them to adapt and grow in the better economic climate that we're now in, and those leading firms that embed innovation deeply in their DNA will soon find themselves leading the pack.

Why It's Vital to Inspire Girls to Get Involved in STEM subjects

Jacquelyn Guderley | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Tech
Jacquelyn Guderley

Our core principles are unchanged; to maintain authenticity in all we do, and to give girls access to the skills, opportunities, inspiring women and role models needed to make them believe that girls can do Science, Technology, Maths & Engineering too, then act on that belief.

LOOK: What's The Real Reason You Don't See Female Builders?

Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Despite the continued efforts of campaigning agencies and equalities charities to attract more women into traditionally male-dominated fields, the fig...

Brogan Driscoll

What Do Top Female Engineers Think About The LinkedIn Sexism Row?

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Over the past few days job social networking site LinkedIn and engineering firm Toptal have found themselves in the middle of a sexism row. The cat...

Brogan Driscoll

My Life: Dawn Elson, Head Of Engineering At Gatwick

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In our new ‘My Life' section, HuffPost UK Lifestyle asks successful women to step off their pedestals for a few minutes, and tell us what makes them...

How Can We Encourage Young People to Pursue Engineering Courses and Careers to Preempt the Skills Shortage?

Professor Andy Hopper | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Professor Andy Hopper

With demand for more than two million engineers over the next few decades, it has never been more important to encourage young people to like science, to choose to study science and, ultimately, to choose careers in engineering.