35 min

Ep. 2 - The Importance of STEM Education: Start it Early‪!‬ SheCanEngineer

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Transcripts of the episode are available on our website www.shecanengineer.com. 

In this episode we are going to dive into one of the most important tools we can use to redefine the perception of engineering careers and attract as diverse as possible talents: education.

We are joined by Alexandra Knight, Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the IMechE with over 15 years’ experience of working in industry. She is the Founder of Stemazing – a social enterprise dedicated to inspiration and inclusion in STEM.

Alex shares her incredible career path; from when her teacher inspired her and suggested she explore the world of Engineering, becoming mechanical and medical engineer, from designing submarines to advancing infrastructure digitalisation and eventually founding Stemazing and winning awards for her work in championing diversity and inclusion in STEM.

By exposing kids to the variety of opportunities that a career in STEM can offer, she explains how education of young children is key to making a positive impact: it helps create tangible role models, break down cultural stereotypes, improve confidence, ignite curiosity and empower kids to see how school subjects can help solve real world problems.

And it is not just for students: focusing on education is so fundamental because it is often the starting point of a series of unpredictable virtuous circles that involve teachers, parents, volunteers and ultimately the wider society.

And you? Do you know what the “E” in STEM stands for?

We hope you enjoy this episode and if you want to take part in the discussion further, we would love to hear from you. You can get in touch with us on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn or via email at info@shecanengineer.com.

Transcripts of the episode are available on our website www.shecanengineer.com. 

In this episode we are going to dive into one of the most important tools we can use to redefine the perception of engineering careers and attract as diverse as possible talents: education.

We are joined by Alexandra Knight, Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the IMechE with over 15 years’ experience of working in industry. She is the Founder of Stemazing – a social enterprise dedicated to inspiration and inclusion in STEM.

Alex shares her incredible career path; from when her teacher inspired her and suggested she explore the world of Engineering, becoming mechanical and medical engineer, from designing submarines to advancing infrastructure digitalisation and eventually founding Stemazing and winning awards for her work in championing diversity and inclusion in STEM.

By exposing kids to the variety of opportunities that a career in STEM can offer, she explains how education of young children is key to making a positive impact: it helps create tangible role models, break down cultural stereotypes, improve confidence, ignite curiosity and empower kids to see how school subjects can help solve real world problems.

And it is not just for students: focusing on education is so fundamental because it is often the starting point of a series of unpredictable virtuous circles that involve teachers, parents, volunteers and ultimately the wider society.

And you? Do you know what the “E” in STEM stands for?

We hope you enjoy this episode and if you want to take part in the discussion further, we would love to hear from you. You can get in touch with us on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn or via email at info@shecanengineer.com.

35 min