WISE Inspire! event

Join the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) – Birmingham on Wednesday 27th February, 17:30-20:00, for an evening of networking and inspirational talks from women in science. Location is LG09, The Old Gym, University of Birmingham.

Our lead speaker Dr Maria Velissariou, visiting from Chicago, will discuss her incredible career so far, particularly her important work in promoting diversity in STEM. Our speakers represent a range of fields, from industry, academia, engineering and science communication, so this event will give you a fantastic opportunity to discover your options after graduating.

Afterwards, you’ll have a chance to talk with our inspirational speakers over free pizza and drinks!

This is our biggest WISE Inspire event yet – don’t miss it! Register for the event onFacebook or by filling in this survey.

Our speakers for the evening are:

  • Maria Velissariou Chief Science and Technology Officer at the Institute of Food Technologists: Maria is a founding member of PepsiCo STEM Executive Council as well as Chair for Million Women Mentors, a STEMconnector® initiative, with a doctorate in Biochemistry.
  • Jes Bartlett PhD student and member of the University’s Equality and Diversity Committee: Jes works with the British Antarctic Survey examining the abilities of invasive insects to affect fragile Antarctic ecosystems. Her work has been featured in national and international press. As well as having taught classes on ecology to school students, she was a speaker at the Women in Ecology 2018 climate change webinar.
  • Sarah Cosgriff STEM consultant and Gender Balance Officer for the Institute of Physics: Sarah is a co-founder of @BrumSciComm, a collaborative platform for science communicators, she has a background in cell migration research and has given a TED talk in 2016 on why failure isn’t failure.
  • Deborah Harris Materials Application Engineer and part of the Women’s Engineering Society Young Members’ Board: Deborah has joined Rolls-Royce Materials Engineering graduate scheme after graduating from Birmingham in 2016 with a MEng in Mechanical and Materials Engineering.

Look forward to seeing you there!