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A podcast setup to inspire girls by showcasing the variety of pathways and careers available within STEM. Follow to hear short, weekly interviews with passionate and inspiring female role models.

This project is a collaboration between LUWES, Loughborough University Women’s Engineering Society, a network that aims to promote, encourage and support women in engineering and greenlight for girls, a global non-profit organisation encouraging girls to pursue their interests in STEM.

Talking STEM with the women that shape it LUWES &g4g

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A podcast setup to inspire girls by showcasing the variety of pathways and careers available within STEM. Follow to hear short, weekly interviews with passionate and inspiring female role models.

This project is a collaboration between LUWES, Loughborough University Women’s Engineering Society, a network that aims to promote, encourage and support women in engineering and greenlight for girls, a global non-profit organisation encouraging girls to pursue their interests in STEM.

    S2 Episode 8: Talking STEM with Whales from Space researcher Hannah Cubaynes

    S2 Episode 8: Talking STEM with Whales from Space researcher Hannah Cubaynes

    In this 8th and final episode of this second series, Julia is speaking to wildlife from space associate researcher at British Antarctic Survey UK, Hannah Cubaynes. Join us to hear about Hannah’s fascinating research, the value of failure and other marine scientists that have inspired our guest!

    Here are some useful links to further explore topics touched on during this episode:

    - Anyone can get involved with marine conservation by training as a marine mammal surveyor with ORCA and volunteering their time to survey marine mammals

    - Or volunteer for crowdsourcing project Penguin Watch to help count penguins, chicks and eggs

    - Find out more about Asha de Vos and Oceanswell

    - Find out more about Sylvia Earle and her work by watching her award-winning TED talk here

    If you enjoyed this episode, you might also like our interview with Rebecca Shaw, chief WWF scientist from season 1. 

    • 17 min
    S2 Episode 7: Talking STEM with Flight Systems Engineer Krystina Pearson-Rampeearee

    S2 Episode 7: Talking STEM with Flight Systems Engineer Krystina Pearson-Rampeearee

    In the 7th episode, Ava is speaking with Krystina Pearson-Rampeearee. Krystina is a Senior Flight Systems Engineer at BAE Systems and is currently working on the Tempest Programme. She also runs her own business, called AviateHer where she sells Enamel pins to showcase diversity in STEM. Join us today to find out more about Krystina’s journey into STEM, the people that inspired her and her advice for anyone wanting to pursue a career in Engineering!

    Here are some useful links to further explore the topics touched upon in this episode:


    Here is a link to Krystina’s Etsy Shop
    Learn more about the Tempest project here

    • 23 min
    S2 Episode 6: Talking STEM with STEM Career Coach Tiffany Dawson

    S2 Episode 6: Talking STEM with STEM Career Coach Tiffany Dawson

    In the 6th episode, Bana is speaking to Tiffany Dawson, a former mechanical engineer who is now a coach that has dedicated her career to empowering women with step-by-step frameworks to become confident, strategy-savvy and influential leaders.

    From leading a team of 30 engineers at a global engineering consultancy at 27, struggling with imposter syndrome, and then finding a passion to help other female engineers, listen to Tiffany as she shares her exciting journey about taking back control of her career.


    Want to hear more about Tiffany? Check out her website!
    What is Imposter Syndrome?
    Learn more about the engineering and architecture behind the Stonehenge Visitor Centre!

    • 18 min
    S2 Episode 5: Talking STEM with Program Manager in data and analytics at Ericsson Cecilia Nyström

    S2 Episode 5: Talking STEM with Program Manager in data and analytics at Ericsson Cecilia Nyström

    In this 5th Episode, Julia is speaking to Cecilia Nyström who is currently working as a Program Manager in data and analytics at Ericsson. From studying physics to using AI to make communication networks more sustainable, Cecilia has some great advice to share! Disclaimer: The opinions stated in this podcast are entirely her own.

    Here are some useful links to further explore topics touched on during this episode:

    - The world of coding is open to everyone and there are lots of resources to learn to code for free, this is a good place to start

    - Listen episodes from this fantastic BBC radio series “39 ways to save the planet”

    - Want to find about the amazing work of Nobel-prize winning physicist, Richard Feynman? Watch this video and read “ Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman“ the book Cecilia recommended

    • 13 min
    S2 Episode 4: Talking STEM with ExpHand Prosthetics founder Kate Walker

    S2 Episode 4: Talking STEM with ExpHand Prosthetics founder Kate Walker

    In the 4th episode, Natalie is speaking to Kate Walker, the founder of ExpHand Prosthetics. From studying Product Design Engineering at Loughborough University to starting her entrepreneurial journey that has revolutionised prosthetics for children, Kate shares her exciting journey and gives examples of some of the most innovative projects she worked on.

    Here are some useful links to further explore topics touched on during this episode:

    - Want to know more about ExpHand Prosthetics? Visit their website!
    - Learn more about the circular economy and what it means!
    - Watch a video about innovation vs invention and see how you can identify opportunities to start making impact.

    • 17 min
    S2 Episode 3: Talking STEM with Atmospheric physicist Dr. Joanna Haigh

    S2 Episode 3: Talking STEM with Atmospheric physicist Dr. Joanna Haigh

    In this 3rd episode of this second series, Julia is speaking to Atmospheric physicist, Dr. Joanna Haigh. From studying the sun’s effect on global warming to helping write the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report on climate change, Jo shares her unique experience and gives some fantastic advice to aspiring scientists.

    Here are some useful links to further explore topics touched on during this episode:


    Want to give climate science a go? Try building a weather station at home.
    Want to find out more about the fantastic work of Lewis Fry Richardson? Watch this video by the MET office.
    Want to learn more about the climate and the environment? Check out this podcast compilation by the Grantham Institute.


    If you enjoyed this episode, you might also like our interview with Rebecca Shaw, chief WWF scientist from season 1.

    • 21 min

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