‘Women and Girls in Science’ day celebrated at Stansted

London Stansted celebrates ‘Women and Girls in Science’ day with special STEM event for Harlow students

A group of young women from Harlow got a unique opportunity to meet with female engineers, pilots and other staff at London Stansted, at an event to mark United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Fifty pupils in Years 8, 9 and 10 from Stewards Academy in Harlow attended the event at the Aerozone, Stansted Airport’s dedicated education facility. The airport team included an easyJet captain, a Fed Ex operations manager, and colleagues from across security, finance, IT, engineering and more departments at the airport.

Each colleague hosted a table with the groups of students rotated around the room to ask questions and find out more about the job they do and how they chose their career path.

At first I wasn’t sure about STEM but now I have more detail and have gone into depth into the kind of careers girls can go into.

Ellise, aged 12, Stewards Academy

The event was supported by Baroness Vere, the Government’s Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, who sent a video message for the students attending the event.

When I was much younger, I did biochemical engineering at university and look where it got me. So, my message to you at this important time of year, as we celebrate the successes of women, is to think carefully about doing a STEM degree, STEM apprenticeship and STEM subjects at school because it’s really, really important.

Baroness Vere, the Government’s Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Students from Harlow meeting women in STEM careers at London Stansted Aerozone


Today was really useful as it made me think about what career path I would like to go down after school and what options I need to take to get there. The thing I enjoyed most was asking people with STEM careers about how they do their job and most of all, meeting them face to face.

Phoebe, aged 13, Stewards Academy

I found out loads more about STEM and how there are so many different roles in STEM for girls.

Lottie, aged 12, Stewards Academy

We believe that it is important to use our resources to break down some of the barriers facing young women and share the expertise of our on-site colleagues.

Alex Smith, Education Coordinator at London Stansted
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Did you know? London Stansted’s education centre – the Aerozone – is accessible free of charge to local schools and colleges. For more information and details of how to book click the airport logo above.

For questions or more information about the Aerozone, please contact stn_communityrelations@stanstedairport.com.