UKESF Featured in New Electronics Magazine
The UKESF has been featured in an article in New Electronics magazine, ‘How can we encourage more young people to study STEM subjects and pursue careers in electronics and technology?’, by Neil Tyler.
Stewart Edmondson, CEO of the UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF), highlights the lack of women graduates studying electronics at degree level.
“Fewer than 400 women were studying electronics at university in 2014. In general, women appear not to like studying electronics, but if you talk to them about overcoming challenges or solving problems, it begins to appeal. Too many are turning away and there aren’t enough female role models to inspire them.”
The manner or language used by schools and university departments to talk about technology is often criticised and is said to put young women off considering a career in science and engineering.
“We need to see more students enthused by STEM and we need to work back from graduate level, through secondary to primary school,” suggests Edmondson.
Read more on the New Electronics website.