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Shaping The STEM Leaders Of Tomorrow By Dr Roseanne Clement

An astonishing 78% of students can’t name a famous female working in technology (PWC research 2021). That doesn’t surprise me. When I started studying Physics at university, I was one of around eight females within a group of nearly 80 undergraduate students. It didn’t leave me feeling very reassured that the world of work would […]

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An astonishing 78% of students can’t name a famous female working in technology (PWC research 2021). That doesn’t surprise me. When I started studying Physics at university, I was one of around eight females within a group of nearly 80 undergraduate students. It didn’t leave me feeling very reassured that the world of work would be any different. There is still a lack of female students in the science department but thankfully, I think this is changing. As I have progressed through my PhD and into the role I have today, I have encountered more talented women in science, maths, engineering and tech (STEM) and it suggests that things are moving in the right direction. I believe that attracting more females into STEM roles starts at the school level and showing young women what can be achieved is vital for stimulating interest. I have often thought it would have been…

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