"The first two seminars, along with the recent Sixth Form Open Evening and Taster Days, have demonstrated that girls are enthusiastic about joining QEH Sixth Form next September," says Stephen Holliday, Headmaster. "In response, we are running a third ‘Girls in STEM’ seminar in January.”
This third seminar focuses on areas requested by the girls who attended the sessions in October and features:
Dr Ellen Brooks-Pollock MSci (LONDO), PhD (WARWI) Lecturer in Infectious Disease Mathematical Modelling at Bristol University and part of the Health Protection Research Unit. Dr Brooks-Pollock will be talking about her career within epidemiology and mathematics.
Andrea Brewster CPA EPA, Chartered Patent Attorney and former President of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys. Andrea Brewster will be discussing how a career as a Patent Attorney can bring together science, technology, law and business.
Professor Séverine Tasker BSc BVSc(Hons) PhD DSAM DipECVIM-CA FHEA MRCVS, Specialist in Feline Medicine and European Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine. Professor Tasker will be talking about her career, both within practical Veterinary Science and within academia.
Dr Julia Jonsson, Deputy Head of Sixth Form and a member of the chemistry department, said, "These speakers show us something of the variety of career paths available to those with STEM qualifications. I am delighted that these women are coming to speak at QEH, as their example can inspire the girls who come to listen, as they make important subject choices for further study.“
The seminars, aimed at girls in Year 9-11, will take place on Tuesday 17 January, from 5.00pm-7.00pm, and will be held in the school's new £3million Science and Art Building, which was completed over the summer and was formally opened last month.
Anyone interested in attending should contact Cath Saliveros on 0117 930 3042 or firstname.lastname@example.org.