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STEM Ambassador Engagement Officer

Describe your journey into STEM.

I used to be a History teacher in a secondary school and I loved teaching about the history of medicine and World War Two. One of the most interesting people I taught about was engineer Joseph Bazalegette – in the late 1850’s-1860’s he designed a new sewer system in London – he used lots of aspects of STEM to design a sewer that would take all the waste from London away. His sewer is still being used today and had the unexpected benefit of keeping London’s water clean and stopping the spread of cholera. I work at the Science and Industry Museum now, where I work with teachers and STEM Ambassadors to find exciting ways to inspire young people with different aspects STEM!

What is a STEM-related question or challenge you would love to solve one day?

I think space is really interesting. I would love to know more about the moon and what it looked like millions of years ago.

Why do you think the Great Science Share for Schools is important?

I've been at the Great Science Share for Schools for the last two years - I've loved seeing all the exciting STEM experiments and projects that pupils have been working on. I really enjoyed the investigation about who had the healthier diet - Romans or us, and the investigation into which biscuit is best to dunk in your tea! I'm excited to see the investigations that pupils have been doing this year!

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