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STEM in the South West

Event organised by ICE

Date
08 February 2023
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Overview

The power of STEM can change lives and build the skills and knowledge society needs for the future. But inspiring young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths depends on committed volunteers.

Could 2023 be your year to make a difference in STEM?

This webinar is aimed at engineering and infrastructure professionals in South West England who might be considering STEM volunteering for the first time or looking for new ideas in STEM outreach and education.

The session will introduce the work of the South West STEM Collaboration Group, funded by the Environment Agency’s South West Hub, which brings together like-minded organisations to work together to improve STEM outreach for schools and students in the region.

Find out about how to become an ICE STEM Ambassador, explore how STEM volunteering can help your career as well as the next generation and gain an understanding of the STEM landscape in the region and the opportunities to get involved.

The webinar is hosted by Lizzie Rees of WSP, the ICE South West Regional Committee STEM representative.

Speakers

Lizzie Rees

Lizzie Rees

WSP

bridge engineer

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Lizzie Rees

Lizzie works for WSP in Bristol. She has been on the ICE South West Regional Committee since 2019. She is a registered STEM ambassador and has led several STEM outreach activities for the ICE, including engaging with students over virtual events during lockdown and in person careers fairs. She has been with WSP since graduating in 2017 and works on highways and bridges schemes throughout the South West and Wales.

Abbie Stallard

Abbie Stallard

University of Bristol

civil engineering student

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Abbie Stallard

Abbie is an ICE Quest Scholar, sponsored by Tony Gee. In 2022, she won the ICE South West STEM Ambassador of the Year Award for her contribution to STEM volunteering in the region. She is an active member of the ICE Bristol and Bath Early Careers Network and sits on the ICE South West Regional Committee.

Jessica Jackson

Jessica Jackson

Atkins

assistant highways engineer

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Jessica Jackson

Jessica has worked at Atkins for six years, contributing to numerous projects including the New Wear Crossing, A1 Leeming to Barton, A19 Norton to Wynyard, Midland Mainline Electrification Schemes and A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon. She has developed skills in highways design and project and asset management. Jessica has also worked on secondment with the local transport market division, where she has been building commercial awareness, bidding and pricing experience and gaining an overview of resource allocation.

Samantha Ansell

Samantha Ansell

CSW Group

STEM manager

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Samantha Ansell

Sam works for CSW Group, an organisation which supports young people and adults with careers information, advice and guidance to enable them to progress into education or employment. She manages the South West Peninsula STEM Ambassador Hub, covering Devon and Cornwall and the South West Enrichment Partnership for the wider southwest region.

For more information please contact:

Lidia Pearce