Women in STEM Event
On 14 February, 80 of our Year 11, 12 and 13 students attended a Women in STEM event held at Graveney school, hosted by our new Scientist in Residence - Professor Emma Morris.
The focus of the event was to bring together a group of STEM professionals with a group of our young women to talk about STEM careers. They heard talks from a diverse range of speakers including Professor Morris, UCL who spoke about her research in Gene therapy to cure genetic diseases. Dr Alix Le Marois, The Crick Institute, formerly Cancer Research UK talked about how she studies how cancers cells behave during therapy.
Suzie McFarlane and Joanna Aberneithy, ASOS IT gave some great insights into their roles in the massive IT/Fashion company and finally, Charlotte Owen, Robert Bird Group talked about her role in engineering some of the biggest buildings in London.
Students then enjoyed a panel debate where the presenters answered questions, talked about the choices they made to get where they are and some of the challenges they faced.
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