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WRD sponsors womens’ STEM academy

UK: World Refrigeration Day is sponsoring the Stemazing Inspiration Academy, a new initiative to help women shine as STEM role models and inspire young people through interactive online STEM sessions.

The initiative is the brainchild of StemazingKids CIC, a not-for-profit community interest company, focused on inspiring our next generation of innovators and problem-solvers.

Steve Gill, founder of World Refrigeration Day said “We are delighted to be working with Alexandra Knight [founder of StemazingKids] to help launch this great initiative and proud to be a major sponsor for the programme. We will be working with the RACHP industry and Stemazing to ensure that a significant number of the women on the course come from our industry.”

He described the programme as “a wonderful, well-thought-through” programme of training developed and delivered by a recognised STEM expert.  

Joining World Refrigeration Day as sponsors are the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Brunel University London and Amey Plc.

The Inspiration Academy is open to women in STEM and primary schools to participate for free.  All of the sponsors are committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive STEM workforce.

“We know one of the main reasons girls do not consider pursuing STEM subjects is a lack of female role models” commented Alexandra Knight, a chartered engineer and fellow of the IMechE. She left her job as a technical director at Amey Strategic Consulting last year to focus on growing Stemazing and follow her passion of inspiration and inclusion in STEM. 

Knight is also a visiting professor at Brunel University and on the board of the Women’s Engineering Society.

Further information and details of how to apply to participate can be found on the Stemazing website.

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