Season 2, Episode #3
Starting STEM young with Emily Vecere
Welcome Season 2 Episode 3
There is global concern with the dwindling numbers of engineering recruits and university intakes. While schools seemed to have really stepped up and are supporting STEM activities,
The parents are owning it as well, in saying, Yeah, the schools can only do so much. The parents are taking the responsibility as well.
Emily Vecere is going a step further and actively encourages and assists parents to embed STEM and STEAM principals in pre-school aged children.
..the parents, knowing these things are important, and then trying to do them with their kids.
Emily thinks awareness of engineering and engineering principles should start early in life.
Starting from a young age of learning about what is science, technology, engineering and math
Much earlier than school age even. Her mission is to get engineering in front of our most impressionable members of society … our children.
hoping peer pressure will lean towards the way of “we like science”
Links discussed during the episode
Emily’s website, to discover more about Emily’s engineering journey as well as to pick up some of the wonderful activities she recommends doing with her young children to encourage a love of STEAM is www.engineeringemily.com
We discuss how many other parent’s are engaged with their children with encouraging a love for STEM and STEAM, including a book Mel, Dom & Emily love Rosie Revere Engineer, by Andrea Beaty
An engineer Emily greatly admires is Debbie Sterling, the founder & CEO of GoldieBlox. You can check her website by clicking the photo below, and have a watch of her YouTube video if you’ve got time.
About Emily Vecere
Emily is a Chemical Engineer who has spent years working as a Reservoir Engineer with the likes of ConocoPhillips and Shell.
The smartest people in the room are usually reservoir engineers.
While she is currently working as a Mum, raising her two young children, she is encouraging children to explore STEM and writing about being a woman engineer in her blog.
what’s awesome about engineering is it can change your life
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