To help our blog run smoothly we put a call out for young writers whom are interested in either STEM and or music, Aoife is one of them. Aoife will be writing about upcoming pop-punk artists and general STEM topics. Needless to say we are very excited to read her articles.
So who is Aoife? We’ve asked our new authors to answers a few questions to introduce themselves.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m Aoife, and I love maths, music and untranslatable words. I run my own music website Mixtape ’94, and spend lots of time working to prevent drowsy driving road accidents with my technology project Eye Opener. I am also a competitive tea drinker.
What is your favourite STEM subject?
Maths is definitely my favourite STEM subject. I absolutely adore the beauty and abstract nature of pure maths, and also love the numerous applications maths has in all of the other STEM areas, especially technology.
Why do you think the gender gap in STEM needs to close?
I am a big believer in the importance of STEM as a tool to make things happen. If girls aren’t equipped with the necessary STEM skills, so many of the incredible ideas and projects they have will never come to fruition and the world will miss out on them.
Do you have a role model? If so whom?
Sophie Germain, the French mathematician and physicist, is such a role model for me as she didn’t allow any of the limitations she faced prevent her from achieving her goals. All of the girls I met at Outbox Incubator never fail to inspire me with their drive, passion and determination also.
What do you work as / study?
I’m a secondary school student, currently about to enter my last year of school. I also run Mixtape ’94 and Eye-Opener, and work on far too many other projects as well.
Can you describe yourself in 6 words?