Ying Wan Loh: How I got into engineering

Ying Wan Loh's presentation from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
This talk is aimed at young people who might be considering engineering as a career. I will talk about my (sometimes not very straightforward) journey into engineering. I will share some of the exciting projects I have worked on, from space drilling to jet engines, and paint a picture of what engineering looks like in the 21st century.
About Ying
Ying Wan Loh won the IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year in 2019. She was also listed on EW BrightSparks and Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe. She completed her MPhil in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management at the University of Cambridge and BEng (Hons) degree in Mechanical Design Engineering at the University of Glasgow. As a passionate STEM ambassador, she featured in the media such as Sky TV, BBC East Midlands, BBC Derby Radio, LBC News and several podcasts to promote diversity in STEM.

Twitter: @The_YWL
LinkedIn: /YingWanLoh...

 

 

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Can Children’s Books Encourage More Girls into STEM?

Panel discussion from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
Our panellists will be asking what role books play in helping girls build an identity that includes STEM, whether books can really counter gender stereotypes, how we represent multiple axes of diversity, and talk a bit about how they came to write books for children.

Featuring:

Miriam Tocino, author Zerus & Ona
Kate Wilson, managing director of Nosy Crow
Lisa Rajan, author Tara Binns series
Dr Sheila Kanani, author of How to Be an Astronaut and Other Space Jobs

About our speakers
Miriam Tocino

Miriam Tocino is a software developer, programming teacher, and mum dedicated to making computers more approachable, friendly, and easy to understand. She is the author of Zerus & Ona, a book series that teaches young children about the digital world without the need for a screen.

Twitter: @miriamtocino
LinkedIn: /miriamtocino
Website: zerusandona.com

 

Kate Wilson
Kate Wilso...

 

 

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Deborah Dormah Kanubala Q&A: STEM without boundaries

Q&A with Deborah Dormah Kanubala, after her presentation at the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
Social media has helped reach out to millions of people, however, it still leaves out a chunk of students with no access to the internet uninformed about current STEM trends. It was reported by UNESCO that nearly 82% of students in Sub-Saharan Africa lack access to the internet which means a large number of these students remain uninformed. This talk, therefore, would focus on how educational organisations and women STEM groups could reach out to students who lack access to the internet.
About Deborah
Deborah Dormah Kanubala is a lecturer in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at the Academic City University, Accra Ghana. She is also the Co-founder of Women Promoting Science to the Younger Generation (WPSYG) and hails from the Northern part of Ghana which happens to be a region that remains underprivileged when it comes to women in STEM. Due to her active participation...

 

 

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Deborah Dormah Kanubala: STEM without boundaries

Deborah Dormah Kanubala's presentation from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
Social media has helped reach out to millions of people, however, it still leaves out a chunk of students with no access to the internet uninformed about current STEM trends. It was reported by UNESCO that nearly 82% of students in Sub-Saharan Africa lack access to the internet which means a large number of these students remain uninformed. This talk, therefore, would focus on how educational organisations and women STEM groups could reach out to students who lack access to the internet.
About Deborah
Deborah Dormah Kanubala is a lecturer in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at the Academic City University, Accra Ghana. She is also the Co-founder of Women Promoting Science to the Younger Generation (WPSYG) and hails from the Northern part of Ghana which happens to be a region that remains underprivileged when it comes to women in STEM. Due to her active participation in promoting STEM, ...

 

 

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Alice Sheppard Q&A: Citizen Science – A way to widen participation?

Q&A with Alice Sheppard, after her presentation at the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
What is citizen science? We’ll look at some examples of scientific discoveries and activity by people who aren’t employed as scientists – and find out how we can use this increasingly popular activity to lower the barriers for women.

Links

New Zealand initiative involving school-age children, CSI Pukekawa
SciStarter Girl Scouts
Orbyts - Twinkle space mission and schools
Doing It Together Science

About Alice
Alice Sheppard is Community Manager at UCL’s Extreme Citizen Science research group. She was the lead moderator of the first Galaxy Zoo discussion forum, looking after the volunteers, and her main interest is the management and care of volunteers in citizen science.

Twitter: @PenguinGalaxy...

 

 

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