Girls into Geoscience 2019 is now open for bookings!
In 2019 the event is being held on the 1st and 2nd of July. We will be visiting the fantastic geology around Torbay on the 1st, followed by an evening ice breaker, with the talks and workshops held on the following day.
We have three fantastic speakers lined up to talk about their careers:
Lucy Crane (Cornish Lithium): ‘Cornish Lithium and life as an exploration geologist’
Biography: Lucy is an exploration geologist who has been involved in the mining industry for the past 5 years. Having gained an MEarthSci from Oxford University, she then studied for an MSc in Mining Geology at the Camborne School of Mines. Since 2014, she has been working as an exploration geologist: initially looking for minerals across Africa, particularly within Morocco and Ethiopia, before moving back down to Cornwall in summer 2017 and joining Cornish Lithium, where they are searching for lithium-enriched geothermal fluids.
Zoe Mildon (University of Plymouth): ‘Earthquake chasing around the world’
Biography: Ever since I was small, I have always been fascinated by earthquakes, volcanoes and other natural hazards. It took me a while to settle upon doing geology at university, it was halfway through my first year studies that I realised I wanted to study geology. Since making that decision, I have never looked back. My main area of interest is earthquakes and trying to understand how and where they occur and the resulting hazard on local communities that live near active faults. My work has taken me all over the world, to Italy, Iceland, Japan and New Zealand. I use a mixture of fieldwork (visiting and measuring active faults) and computer-based modelling to investigate whether past earthquakes can tell us where future ones might occur.
Rachel Samuel (Capita): ‘Geotechnical Engineering in Northern England’
Biography: Rachel is a Geotechnical Engineer who has been working with Capita since graduating from Plymouth University in 2016. Her role is to provide geotechnical consultancy services for local authorities and large public bodies, and is both office and site based. Rachel has contributed to highways, flood alleviation, slope stability and structural repair/bridge replacement schemes. Many of Rachel’s local projects are part of Cumbria Country Council’s Flood Recovery Programme. Rachel works within a large multi-disciplinary team which consists of ground, structural, highways, drainage and coastal engineers as well as landscape architects, ecologists and environmental consultants. Alongside her work, Rachel is currently undertaking a part-time degree in Engineering Geology. Rachel is an aspiring Chartered Geologist.
See our event page for more details and booking information.