Recent surveys have revealed that there has been a decline in the past year of girls choosing to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) subjects at University. This is despite the fact that job vacancies in these subjects are constantly on the rise. Very few women are applying for these roles, which is no doubt due to the fact that women are not likely to study these subjects at University. It seems that we should be encouraging girls from a young age to engage with these exciting and innovative subjects.
At the OCEAN Lab we will be working with STEM-NET to promote our field of science to adolescents in schools around the country by joining their STEM Ambassador programme (see info http://www.stemnet.org.uk/ambassadors/what-do-stem-ambassadors-do/ )