December News 2023

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Mum Tech – starting this week! Thanks IOM Independent for a great write up.

The Christmas lights have all been safely put away, the New Year has begun and Love Tech are BACK!

Here’s what we got up to over the past month and what we’re prepping to rev up into action this coming one too… strap in for all the lowdown…

What with December being largely about twinkly lights, ours was mainly about PREPARATION…

Prepping events, prepping our mentor programme, prepping info for our ever-evolving website and…

Prepping our fabulously new STEM Spark initiative.

This latter project is a bigger, more impactful spin-off from our STEM books in primary schools’ campaign which came to an end last November.

After two years visiting all 33 of our Island’s primary schools, we felt we’d established some brilliant school relations, learnt a few tips and tricks and also seen where we can really add value to local STEM curriculums – namely:

Giving kids direct access to STEM role models so they can learn, first-hand about the incredible career opportunities available on the Island right now.

Yet again kindly sponsored by PwC, we can’t wait to get this project off the ground – watch this space!

As well as this…

Throughout December we celebrated our Mentor of the Month, Astrophysicist , Astronomer and Chief Technical Officer of River Advisers (formerly ManSat), Jennifer Stone, PhD.

An alumni of St Ninian’s High School, Jennifer was also… (BIG drum roll🥁🥁🥁) the first person to ever win ManSat’s NASA Space School competition – an experience that helped launch her exciting and varied career (via a Phys (1st Class Hons) in Astrophysics from University of St Andrews.

You can read all about Jennifer’s stellar journey here, or have a peek through December’s socials to check out her book and film recommendations and space challenges.

In addition to this, if you know a budding space cadet in year 12, the closing date for ManSat’s latest comp is January 12th (this week!) so advise them to hit this link and get themselves entered!

“Each one of you can change the world, for you are made of star stuff and you are connected to the universe.” American Astonomer, Vera Rubin – quote chosen by Love Tech’s December Mentor of the Month, Jennifer Stone, PhD.

Next up… events!

If you’ve been following our socials (or checked us out in last week’s Independent!), you’ll know that this week (Wednesday 10th January), marks the beginning of our NEXT EVENT!

Love Tech does Mum Tech features 6 weeks of 6 empowering computer and technology sessions running from January 10th until February 21st.

PLEASE NOTE – (this is important), that our THIRD date, IT for work and study, has been postponed from January 24th until February 21st.

Huge apologies if you are affected. All tickets have been automatically moved to the later date, so do let us know if you AREN’T able to attend this new date.

Also, as this year we decided to give you the option of attending only the sessions you think you’ll benefit from, please remember to book each date separately. All dates are only bookable one at a time.

To find out more and to SIGN UP – CLICK RIGHT HERE.

In other news – from McLaren supercars to the Met Office, ManSat and The Dome and beyond… 2024 is on the move!

If you’d love to be the first to grab a place at one of our events – most of which are FREE TO ATTEND, please do sign up to our news and events mailing list HERE.

And, to finish – if you’re a woman in STEM living in the Isle of Man and you’d love to join an award-winning charity to MAKE AN IMPACT, please do get in touch:

Our Mentor scheme is in an exciting period of growth and a great place to share your skills and connect with others.

That’s all for now! Stay tuned and stay STEM-curious!

Love Tech is an IOM registered charity no. 1293. for more info.