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STEM Ambassadors

STEM Ambassadors in Scotland will deliver a series of inspirational talks from a wide range of individuals working across STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) industries. These 30-minute sessions will run daily at 9:45am and 11:45am from 15th March to 17th March and will feature a 15 minute talk followed by a Q&A opportunity.

All sessions are free to attend - simply check the schedule and day’s streams below and view at the appropriate time. Sessions will also be recorded and available on this page afterwards.

Date Time Theme Speaker Talk Title Industry Subject Description
15th March 09:45 Forensics Neil Shearer Unlocking Secrets of Materials: Forensic Engineering Materials Engineering and mechanical engineering Forensic materials engineering uses techniques from materials science and engineering to investigate and solve problems related to the failure or malfunction of materials and structures. This talk will explore some of the techniques used to gather evidence and answer the unknown! Techniques utilised can include Microscopy, Spectroscopy and mechanical testing.
15th March 11:45 Forensics Laura Fairley Forensics to Offshore Renewables Forensics and Offshore Renewables A non-linear career journey from forensics to offshore renewables, the transferrable skills and golden thread of digital and data that has spanned Laura’s career.
16th March 09:45 Technology & Comms Lorraine Murray Digital skills in Archives and heritage Collection based heritage jobs The stereotype of Archives being based in restricted access institutions with dusty old books and material which is only available to some is thankfully changing. As an Archivist, I need to look after material regardless of format, including diverse digital objects. So a good basic knowledge of file types, data management, storage options and digital preservation is essential to safeguard records for the future. Added to that, a knowledge of digitisation to share the collection and engage more widely is a must.
16th March 11:45 Technology & Comms Federica Monacelli A Career in Communications Research / Technology Federica will introduce her role as Marketing & Communications Manager at the National Subsea Centre, what steps she took to pursue a career in the research/technology sector and what opportunities are available as Scotland transitions to a net zero economy.
17th March 09:45 Transport Elaine Barrie Roads Engineering and Transport Planning Roads, engineering and Transport planning BEAR Scotland is participating in British Science Week 2023 providing via DYW Live an insight into the diversity and range of project in roads engineering and transport planning, covering not just engineering and science based skills but behavioural change, people skills and new innovative ways of taking the sector into tackling climate change and dealing with its affects. Elaine will provide insight into her 30+ years career in roads and transportation.
17th March 11:45 Transport Allan Dickson Merchant navy careers talk Maritime & Shipping A talk on the different careers in the merchant navy, including Deck, Engineering, Electrical, Catering & Retail and the entry routes to those roles.

Note: Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th March had live events that were broadcast via Teams that could not be recorded.

Wednesday 15th March

09:45-10:15 – Forensics
Materials Engineering and mechanical engineering

11:45-12:15 – Forensics
Forensics and Offshore Renewables

Thursday 16th March

09:45-10:15 - Technology & Comms
Collection based heritage jobs

11:45-12:15 - Technology & Comms
Research / Technology

Friday 17th March

09:45-10:15 - Transport
Roads and Transportation engineering and planning

11:45-12:15 - Transport
Maritime & Shipping

If you’ve enjoyed these sessions and would like more DYW sessions delivered Live into your classroom, please check out the full programme of DYW Live’s courses here.