We are passionate about promoting women into engineering as well as showcasing the variety of job roles & STEM industries.
As STEM industries evolve, the world we live in develops with the introduction of new medicines, inventions, technologies, and mechanisms, and there is more work and effort focused on gender parity within industry. There is a need within all industries for different genders and mindsets to interact together—creating better ideas and solving problems more efficiently using different points of view.
According to the website female first, “Having women present at every stage of the design process is key to ensuring that both male and female perspectives are taken into account, allowing for diversity of thought and better products being produced.”
And, according to Renishaw, a leading engineering and scientific technology company, “Employment surveys have found that a large number of employers rate previous job experience as critical for new recruits. It’s estimated that we need to be at least doubling the number of engineering apprenticeships and graduates each year just to keep up with demand.”
Why do we need to promote STEM to Grassroot Level?
As the world advances, these decisions can be influenced earlier on in life, even as young as nine years old—during primary education. Teachers and STEM Ambassadors can show how fun and exciting a job within the industry can be, and the range of opportunities available within the STEM industry.
There is a need to break the mould of a stereotypical engineer, to show how fun and rewarding a role in engineering can be. Engineering was, and still is, seen to be a male-dominated environment, with most people thinking of jobs such as plumbers, electricians, mechanics, etc. More work needs to be done to promote the variety in engineering and the number of engineering jobs available—with engineering skills readily transferable from one industry to another.
Deliver STEM Activity Days
We will be helping to inspire and guide the next generation into a career in a STEM role, starting from primary school all the way up to university.
Deliver Focused Engineering Days
Practical activities focused on Engineering and highlighting engineering topics and careers – delivered by engineers.
Take on Techwuman STEM Ambassadors
The Techwuman STEM Ambassador programme is designed to train those from the STEM industry to ‘give back’ by being role models allowing them to share their career pathways and knowledge.
Deliver Motivational Talks
- Holding focused assemblies
- Speaking in conferences
Mentoring schemes available for all ages to help them progress in their chosen careers and guidance on the current jobs and opportunities available.
Create guest articles and blogs
We are passionate about our missions to promote gender diversity and showcase the range of careers in the STEM industries. We get involved in different social media campaigns and write guest blogs to highlight the changes needed.
WHILST THE THEORY BEHIND STEM SUBJECTS IS IMPORTANT FOR PUPILS TO UNDERSTAND, AT PRIMARY LEVEL THE EASIEST WAY TO COMMUNICATE CONCEPTS WITH STUDENTS IS OFTEN THROUGH PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS—DOING, MAKING, TOUCHING, AND PLAYING.
"To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science."
-- Albert Einstein
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