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Women’s Voices: Hidden Figures in Space

18th October 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Women's Voices: Hidden Figures in Space

Scotland’s space sector is growing faster than anywhere in Europe and now hosts more than 130 space companies, many of these international businesses. It is an exciting time to join the sector but women and non-binary people in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) are not always aware of the wide range of opportunities and positions available in the industry.

For this reason, and on the back of Space Week this October, Equate Scotland is partnering with Celestia UK to bring you a unique webinar full of insights on the sector and potential careers within the Scottish Space industry.

We will be joined by Karen Craigmyle, Principal Systems Integration Engineer, and Jasmine Wright, Senior Mechanical Engineer, both working at Celestia UK. They will share their career journey and insights on where the sector is going while helping you discover a new side of space that you may not be familiar with!

Did you know?

  • 8,500 people in Scotland have a career in space!
  • Scotland employs 18% of all space roles…that’s more people in the space sector than anywhere else in the UK!
  • If you put all of the data that our satellites collect in a year on DVDs, it would form a stack nearly 4 times the height of the Empire State Building.

Who should attend?

Any woman or non-binary person studying or working in STEM who is interested to know more about the space sector and what the future of space looks like. This will be particularly of interest to women and non-binary people who are studying or working in Engineering.

Due to the rapid growth of the sector as well as the various applications and use of space technologies, there are opportunities for individuals coming from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

Why should you attend?

  • Learn about the space industry in the context of Scotland.
  • Discover space inventions and technologies that we use in our everyday lives or the wide range of products or services coming from the space sector.
  • Find out more about career opportunities and which skills are (and will be) in high demand in the sector.
  • Hear women’s voices and learn from their experience working in the sector.

About the speakers

Karen Craigmyle, Principal Systems Integration Engineer

I am Karen Craigmyle and I am the Principal Systems Integration Engineer at Celestia UK. I gained a BSc Honours in Mathematics at the University of Aberdeen, and then completed an MSc Satellite Communications Engineering degree at the University of Surrey. I have over 20 years’ experience of multi-disciplinary projects in Satellite communications, Radar Systems, and Ground Antenna systems. I have worked in the Satellite Communications industry, at first Inmarsat and then Paradigm Services Ltd, in frequency coordination management and in satellite network management roles. I then moved to Scotland, and took a Lead Systems Engineer role at Leonardo, where my responsibilities included management of the System Data Analysis, the Integration and Testing and Flight Trials Engineering teams. My current role at Celestia UK is leading the integration and testing of electronically scanned Antenna Gateways and the support required for on-site installations.

Jasmine Wright, Senior Mechanical Engineer

My name is Jasmine Wright. I lead the mechanical team at Celestia UK. I studied Product Design Engineering at Edinburgh Napier University. After graduating, I spent eight years at Commscope as a design engineer working on point to point antennas. During my time there I pioneered projects that generated significant revenue, being awarded a patent for an innovative mount design, and supervised production lines overseas. In 2021, I moved to Celestia UK where I am currently a mechanical engineer working on antenna satellite communications. Since starting at Celestia UK, I have returned to education to gain an MSc in engineering, studying part time at The Open University. During my career I have gained extensive knowledge in SolidWorks developing complex mechanical solutions and leadership skills.

About Celestia UK

Established in 2017 and landing in Scotland in early 2020, Celestia UK is a deep tech SME developing ground-breaking technologies to solve bandwidth issues for the satellite communications market. The business is headquartered at Heriot-Watt University Research Park, Edinburgh.

Celestia UK is part of the Celestia group, a pan-European network of SMEs developing cutting-edge technology products for most of the value chain in the aerospace sector.

You can find out more on their website: https://www.celestia-uk.com/

Details

Date:
18th October 2023
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Organiser

Equate Scotland

Venue

Online

Details

Date:
18th October 2023
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Categories:
,

Organiser

Equate Scotland

Venue

Online