• Time: 16:00 - 18:00
  • Date: Wednesday 9 October 2019
  • Location: Roger Stevens Lecture Theatre 17 (7.17)
  • Interval:
  • Cost: Free event
  • Type: Lectures and seminars
  • Open to: Staff and students only
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Innovation and Diversity: How to be visible and succeed in your STEM career

To celebrate Ada Lovelace Day and Black History Month all students and staff are invited to attend the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences next event in the Breaking Boundaries in STEM series on Innovation and Diversity: How to be visible and succeed in your STEM career.

The Breaking Boundaries in STEM events are aimed at inspiring Undergraduate, Master and PhD students from underrepresented groups to undertake careers in STEM and further their leadership ambitions.

Join us to hear inspirational stories from our panellists on how to be more visible, put your ideas forward, and make a difference to the world.

Panellists: Roberta Akpan (KPMG)- Roberta works as a manager for restructuring and deal advisory at KPMG. Whilst at University of Manchester, Roberta took an active role in promote diversity and inclusion through organising events for the African Caribbean Society and taking part in a peer mentoring scheme.

Penny Hindle (X-LAB)- Penny graduated in July 2019 from the School of Computing, University of Leeds. She is currently working as a Software Developer at X-LAB. Penny also helps run the Code First: Girls programme and is a STEM ambassador.

Dr. Fouzhan Hosseini (NAG, Numerical Algorithms Group)- Fouzhan worked as a Research Fellow in the School of Computing, University of Leeds. Fouzhan now works as a High Performance Computing (HPC) Application Analyst. She is passionate about diversity in STEM and was actively involved in Women in Leeds.

Jessica Proctor (PhD Student, Center for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics) - Jessica graduated in 2014 from University of Leeds, BSc Mathematics. Her PhD research is on mechanisms for aerosolisation of microbial particles from liquid surfaces – understanding fluid mediated transmission pathways of infectious diseases.

The event will include: - an inspirational video to stimulate discussion - followed by the panel - finishing with networking and refreshments All students from STEM subjects or with interests in STEM are invited.

Please contact Susan Preston (S.J.Preston@leeds.ac.uk) regarding dietary requirements and Dr. Vania Dimitrova (V.G.Dimitrova@leeds.ac.uk) regarding any other queries.

Please RSVP to the Eventbrite page

The event is supported by the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics and the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Diagnosis and Care.