To help our blog run smoothly we put a call out for young writers whom are interested in either STEM and or music, Christine is one of them. Christine will be writing about upcoming music acts in both the Irish and indie scenes along with song recommendations and reviews. Needless to say we are very excited to read her articles.
So who is Christine? We’ve asked our new authors to answers a few questions to introduce themselves.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Christine Costello, I am a young Limerick writer with a passion for music. Currently in my final year of secondary school, I hope to study English and New Media in the University of Limerick.
–Editor’s Note: Christine also runs her own blog, Track 22, where she reviews many more music acts.
What is your favourite STEM subject?
Technology would be where my interest lies in terms of STEM. It’s something I’ve been interested in from a very young age, always fascinated by its phenomenal development over the years and the role it plays in our society.
Why do you think the gender gap in STEM needs to close?
Because when someone says scientist, we all assume it’s a male. It’s become such an issue that the image of STEM is locked in as a male-dominated industry. While the industry still flourishes without equality, think of all the new possibilities if we had both male and females working on the same issue. It’s no question that both minds are powered differently when it comes to opposite genders. Neither are more superior, but they certainly open us up to the world of new innovations when they are both put to a task. Gender equality is crucial for our world to develop. We’ve gotten this far on male-dominated industries, but we need equality to go farther.
Do you have a role model? If so whom?
I was always quite fond of Ireland’s iconic historic figure Constance Markievicz for becoming the first female to win a seat in Westminster, for her bravery in the 20th century republican movement, her sister Eva’s massive contribution to feminism and for her determination to fight a ‘man’s war.’ Countess Markievicz also set up a shooting range in her basement to teach the next generation of Irish soldiers how to fight.
What do you work as / study?
I am currently in my final year of secondary school and I hope to go on and study English in my local university. At the moment I am writing freelance music and business articles for my local magazines, as well as contributing articles to many online blogs and websites.
Can you describe yourself in 6 words?
Passionate, witty, determined, hard working and …….. you decide 😎
If you’d like to join the Echoing STEM blogging team please email firstname.lastname@example.org