We were recently involved in an outreach event, in partnership with
IBM, aiming to promote careers in STEM (science, technology engineering
and maths) to 80 girls from high schools across the North West.
Diversity in the work force is important to us at the Hartree Centre,
and with 32% of companies across various sectors having difficulties recruiting experienced STEM staff,
there is a real need to ensure that in future, organisations will be
able to tap into all the available talent out there. When our partners
at IBM suggested running an event aiming to promote STEM (science,
technology, engineering and maths) careers to female high school
students in Years 9-10, we were therefore delighted to pitch in and get
The students experience live 3D demos in the Hartree Centre visulisation suite.
The students spent the day taking part in a mixture of talks
and activities including an innovation workshop, a 3D visualisation
demonstration – which took place in the Hartree Centre visualisation
suite – and a 3D printing demonstration.
Careers Q&A sessions were held in smaller groups with women
currently working at IBM and STFC – giving the girls a chance to ask
real people working in a technical field their advice and learn about