24 Apr 2015
TV presenter and engineer to promote women’s opportunities in STEM at Loughborough University
The importance of encouraging more women to consider a career in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) will be discussed at Loughborough University next month.
Engineer, TV and radio presenter Kate Bellingham will lead an open lecture on ‘Tech versus Talent in Tomorrow’s World’ as part of the University’s second Claudia Parsons Memorial Lecture on Monday 18 May at 6pm.
Kate campaigns for more women and girls to be given the opportunity to be involved in STEM. With so few women choosing engineering or the physical sciences in this country, she believes that the UK is missing out on nearly half of the available talent.
Kate, who has a degree in physics, was a presenter of the BBC’s former flagship science and technology programme Tomorrow’s World for four years and is a former Patron of WISE – Women into Science and Engineering. Kate is also the recipient of a UKRC Women of Outstanding Achievement Award for Communicating Science, Engineering and Technology to Society.
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