Breaking Boundaries in STEM

Breaking Boundaries in STEM returns 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 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, Masters and PhD from underrepresented groups to undertake careers in STEM and further their leadership ambitions. Join us to hear inspirational stories from our panelists on how to be more visible, put your ideas forward, and make a difference to the world.

Panelists:

Dr. Vania Dimitrova (University of Leeds)
Vania is the co-director and EDI lead for the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence for Medical Diagnosis and Care. Vania will chair the panel.

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, Centre 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, panel discussion, and networking with refreshments.

All students/staff from STEM subjects or with interests in STEM are welcome.

Please RSVP to the Eventbrite link.

To provide your dietary requirements, or to ask any questions, please email Susan Preston: S.J.Preston@leeds.ac.uk