By Press Office 08 March 2016

Caroline Jones Carrick, director of the TEV Project, a Scottish-based road technology initiative, is giving one female university student looking for a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM), the opportunity to meet some of the UK’s most inspirational women working in these industries.

According to research carried out by Nuclear Operations, at EDF Energy, one third of schoolgirls in Scotland think they are “not clever” enough and careers in STEM are more suited to boys. However, the research estimates that by 2020, the economy in Scotland will need an extra 2,000 university graduates with a STEM background to fill upcoming roles.

The Inspiring Women conference hosted by Management Today on Wednesday March 17 at the EICC, will see Caroline take part in a panel alongside Yvonne Brennan, group marketing manager Redefine BDL Hotels and Polly Purvis, Chief Executive of ScotlandIS. The three business leaders in their field will share their experiences of how women can be at the forefront of disruptive industries and companies in Scotland and beyond, and explore the approach required to attract more females so achieve successful careers in these industries.

Former F1 test driver Susie Wolffe, global toy design engineer Mamta Singhal, and Emma McGuigan, MD for Technology at Accenture UK and Ireland, will all also be speaking at the conference.

Caroline wants to give one female university student looking for inspiration in the STEM industries, the opportunity to meet some of the women at the conference, hear what they have to say about their careers and get first hand advice and inspiration to kick-start their careers.

To gain a place at this prestigious event, entrants must explain in 250 works (maximum) who inspires them and why. One winner will be chosen from the entries.*

Caroline said: “At TEV Project we are thrilled to be sponsoring a student to attend this fantastic, female-friendly conference where topics such as technology careers and disruptive business will be explored.

We're looking for someone who is passionate about a career in STEM to give them an opportunity to meet some of the most inspirational females in these industries in Scotland today.

“This conference supports is the perfect environment to do this, and hopefully inspire somebody headed for a positive future in STEM."

If you are a female working or studying within a STEM environment, explain in 250 words who inspires you and why. Please send your answers and contact information to info@tevproject.com The chosen entry will be announced via Twitter on Monday 14 March, and must be willing to have their entry posted via social media.

The event is hosted by Management Today and sponsored by Accenture.

Notes to Editor

*T&Cs – Entrants must be 18 years old or over and make their own travel arrangements to and from the conference in Edinburgh. They must also currently attend university or college. The successful entrant must also be willing to take part in publicity surrounding the event including name mentions and possible photography for press materials and social media.

This opportunity is associated only with the TEV Project, not in conjunction with any other organisation. No cash alternative will be offered.

Send all entries with the heading ‘STEM Opportunity’ to info@tevproject.com

Get involved via Twitter @TevProject by using #TEVforSTEM

Notes to News Editors

The TEV Project (Tracked Electric Vehicles), is a solution designed to advance road infrastructure and the way people travel.   

Electric cars and fleet vehicles will drive on a pre-fabricated, dedicated lane under full automatic control. This will allow passengers to travel safely at high speeds which, in turn, will enable vastly greater passenger carrying capacities compared with traditional motorways. 

Developed by open-source as a social enterprise, the TEV Project is the vision of Will Jones, a respected inventor, an expert in battery design and founder of Philadelphia Scientific, a leading provider of products and services for industrial batteries and their infrastructure, operating from North America, Europe, Southeast Asia and Asia-Pacific.

Caroline Jones-Carrick, Project Director, was born and raised in the USA before moving to Scotland. After more than a decade working in communications for urban regeneration and construction projects, Caroline co-founded the TEV Project with her father Will.

For more information about The TEV Project, visit: www.tevproject.com  

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