How can STEM Women, Entrepreneurs and Youth Address the Global Climate Crisis?
The International Network of Women Engineers & Scientists (INWES) is collaborating with Scottish Engineering and other partners to create a gender-inclusive global conversation about the role of the young in STEM addressing climate change. This hybrid (online, onsite, offline) event is for the young, across countries and cultures. Entrepreneurship provides a way for younger people to lead mitigating actions. We will be taking questions and comments from the young and not so young around the world taking part in the event.
- Jayshree Seth, Corporate Scientist / Chief Science Advocate, 3M, USA.
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- Mhairi McCann, Entrepreneur / Founder and CEO, Youth STEM 2030
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- Dillip Pattanaik, Computer Scientist /Executive Director, OSVAWA, India.
Collaborative Action for Youth.
- Susan Scurlock, Digital educator / CEO, Primary Engineer, United Kingdom.
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- Evi Viza, Mechanical Engineer / Lecturer, University of West Scotland, with participation from Kenya and Uganda.
Women and STEM in the Global South.
- Jane Tapel, Agricultural Engineer / Director, Bureau of Agricultural & Fishery Engineering, Philippines.
Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering Solutions.
- Rufina Dabo Sarr, Biologist / Associate Professor, Virtual University of Senegal.
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A panel, led by Gail Mattson, Sustainability Engineer, Immediate Past President of INWES, will discuss engaging the young in STEM and the impact of climate change. Panellists include:
- Sylvia Ortega-Azurduy, Social Scientist / Founder, Ayni, Bolivia and Netherlands.
- Lorna Bennet, Marine Technologist / Project Engineer, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Scotland.
- Ifey Kanu, Civil Engineer / Food Waste Entrepreneur, IntelliDigestScotland.
- Belen Garcia de Pablos, Naval Architect / Chief Marketing Officer, Blue Ocean leading drivers (BOld), Spain.
- Roseni Dearden, Software Engineer / Activist in INWES, Malaysia and United Kingdom.
- and Mahashri Ranjith Kumar, Young Scientist / Summit Design Team Member, Youth STEM 2030, India.
Youth STEM 2030 will be providing more Voices of the Young through a vox-pop video, and the event is being facilitated by Sylvia Kegel, Telecomms Engineer / Entrepreneur, Ivatra Service GmbH/INWES, Germany, and Sarah Peers, Mathematician / Associate Professor, New Model Institute of Technology and Engineering, United Kingdom.
Young people and STEM women, join in the conversation:
- What are you doing about climate change? What local projects and programmes would you like to share?
- How does climate change impact you, your family, your community?
- If you could tell decision-makers at COP26 one thing, what would this be?