Monday, October 8, 2018

UK Space Agency Encourages Girls To Consider Career In Space

The UK Space Agency joined a campaign on Monday to encourage girls to consider careers in space.

The UK Space Agency has helped produce a resource pack for schools to boost the recruitment of girls who typically do not choose subjects in their plus-16 years such as physics and engineering.

The “People like me” initiative aims to help girls understand the breadth of careers open to them in the space sector by introducing them to role models who are working in the field.

The women featured in the campaign come from different backgrounds and work in different areas across the space sector.

Alice Bunn, International Director at the UK Space Agency, said: “Like every other high-tech sector, space needs talented scientists and engineers, but with fewer women in science, we are missing out on half of the talented people on the planet.”