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23 March 2021

Inspiring young people in London through careers in STEM

Researchers from the School of Biomedical & Imaging Sciences work with young Londoners as part of Westminster STEAM week.

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Researchers from the School of Biomedical & Imaging Sciences are partnering for the second time with Westminster City Council to introduce young Londoners to careers in science.

Early-career researchers, lecturers and PhD students specialising in areas from neuroscience to medical robotics led a session with students aged 14-18 as part of Westminster STEAM week.

Run by Westminster City Council, Westminster STEAM Week allows young people living or educated in the borough to connect with the world of work and explore careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. (STEAM).

King’s session was designed to bust myths and encourage conversation about careers in STEM and the advancements in healthcare made possible by a job in research.

Researchers introduced their specialism, their career highlights and challenges, and what they have learnt along the way, followed by an open Q&A session with students.

This online event involved PhD students and researchers at different career levels working on many areas of research: neuroscience, radioactive chemistry and biology, nanomedicine, artificial intelligence, MR engineering, medical imaging, medical robotics, ultrasound and perinatal imaging.

‘Westminster STEAM week is a great initiative, which the King’s & London team made us aware of. We are incredibly excited to discuss career options in science with students and to really showcase the diversity of medical research and researchers within King’s.’

Dr Samantha Terry, Senior Lecturer in Radiobiology

Joining Westminster STEAM Week is part of King’s deep commitment to and existing partnerships with the borough. King’s and Westminster City Council’s Statement of Intent, signed in 2019, commits the two organisations to identifying potential areas for collaboration and mutual priorities.

As part of our shared commitment to the borough of Westminster, King’s is dedicated to working in partnership to develop opportunities that benefit our local communities and our students and staff too. I’m pleased to see King’s researchers at all levels sharing their stories during Westminster STEAM Week, and I hope it will open up ideas and possibilities about future study and careers for local young people.

Baroness Deborah Bull, Vice President and Principal (London)

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Samantha  Terry

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