STEM resources for female students
NUSTEM is keen to support young women to explore different jobs across STEM, especially in the areas such as physical sciences, engineering, computer sciences and gaming, where numbers of women are still modest. This is why we created STEM connect: resources for female students.
In this page you will find information about events, people and other resources designed to inspire and celebrate women in STEM: from books, blogs to social media pages and podcasts.
Throughout the year NUSTEM coordinates the following events:
Discover why physics, maths and engineering matter and where these subjects can lead by attending a series of inspirational lectures at Northumbria University. Every Thursday at 17:30 starting 3rd October 2019.
Find out more about the lectures and speakers and book your place in our Sixth form evening lectures page.
This is speed networking event where you meet Women working in the STEM sector. More information about this event can be found below.
Experience physics at university level and develop your research skills by working with staff and graduate students at Northumbria University
For more details and registration please visit our physics experience week page.
International Women in Engineering day
Every year NUSTEM hosts the IMechEng Young members panel where we celebrate the great Women in Engineering of the North East. More information about this event can be found below.
This book contains short biographies of 50 women in science and their achievements in a broad range of science subjects. You can also visit Rachel’s website here to find out more about other projects she is currently working on.
This is a biography of astronaut Sally Ride written by Sue Macy. In it Macy details the struggles and triumphs of the first American woman in space.
A first hand account from a woman of colour who has broken all kinds of barriers to forge a path into aerospace engineering.
Tired of the idea that physics is only for specialists and academics, Helen Czerski wrote a book about the physics of everyday objects and experiences; from popcorn pop to Antarctic winds to ketchup bottles to aliens in space.
An organisation dedicated to promoting STEM to women and girls. Their website features learning resources, networking links, and more.
WISE is an initiative set up to increase participation, contribution and success of women in STEM subjects. They provide a wide range of resources and organise event to promote STEM fields to women and girls.
The scholarship hub offers details of all sorts of scholarships that prospective students can apply for. This particular page is specifically for women in STEM fields and the scholarships available to them.
In this episode of the Physics Central podcast, the primary focus is women in STEM. It features a first hand account of a Women in STEM conference
In this series, 7 women talk about their favourite female scientists from throughout history. Each episode is 5 – 7 minutes long and is also available as transcript to make them more accessible.
In this series of podcasts, Lady Science explores the issues facing women in science – particularly LGBTQ+ women. Each episode is about 30 – 45 minutes long and new episodes are aired monthly.
The IoP is the UK’s professional body for physics. The share updates and articles regularly on their official Twitter page.
Women Making Games is a network of female game developers who meet monthly to discuss ideas and methods. They frequently share updates on their Instagram account.