A former NASA scientist boarded West Fife.
Dr. Ellen Stofan, senior scientist until December 2016, spoke about the importance of MINT careers during her visit to the Scottish Schools Education Research Center (SSERC).
As part of a very limited number of engagements in Scotland, Dr. Stofan visits the SSERC headquarters to promote the career opportunities that can be opened by MINT disciplines.
And Recordings In a brief presentation using her own career to highlight the importance of STEM education and engagement, she met with a number of STEM ambassadors who participated in a discussion
Ask what is the key to student participation in STEM Stofan emphasized the importance of young people practicing practical science rather than just reading about it.
"The well-paid jobs of the future are STEM jobs, so we need all our students, no matter what gender they have." She said:
Dr. Stofan was accompanied by Susan Wilson, the first director of the US Consulate General in Edinburgh
She added, "Promoting STEM-related careers is a priority for us, and what better way to do it." Dr. Stofan works with them SSERC STEM Ambassadors who can relay their message to young people across Scotland. "
SSERC Director GeneralAlastair McGregor was pleased that the NASA scientist took time to visit SSERC and not only met with STEM ambassadors, but write down a message that will be transmitted to every elementary and secondary school in Scotland.
"At a time when we, as a nation, are actively encouraging young people to consider a career in STEM, it is great to have Ellen as a positive role model who can share her own experiences, including the challenges she faces had to overcome on the way to NASA's chief scientist, "he added.
Shirley-Anne Somerville, Ministère for Further and Higher Education, said: "The development of Scotland's MINT talent is the key to our ambitions to be a modern, dynamic and open economy."
"Listening from role models like Dr. Stofan can have a big impact on young people I hope their video message to schools will be in line with those making decisions about their future studies. "