28 May 2020
Dr Maryam Imani is the ICE East of England’s STEM Ambassador of the Year and Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering in the School of Engineering and the Built Environment at Anglia Ruskin University.
Maryam has been a STEM Ambassador since January 2019. Supporting a number of STEM activities including the Big Bang event at Essex University.
“I believe STEM outreach is needed to bridge between education and future needs to guarantee that industry’s skill shortages can be filled. It needs the support of all to be effective: Government, industry, universities, colleges and schools. It also empowers young people to make future personal and professional achievements.”
Providing role models for young people
“I was inspired by visible role models in the industry to become a civil engineer which motivates me to put myself forward – in the hope that my career and story will inspire young people to follow.
As an ICE STEM ambassador and my region’s School Liaison Officer, I help plan and deliver engagements that present the vital role of civil engineers in society, the knowledge and skills that a civil engineer should gain and develop and the pathways to employment. They won’t know about the opportunities available to them in civil engineering and how they can pursue a career in this area unless we get out there and tell them.”
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