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The program is a one day series of talks from several women in academia and industry. It includes a panel discussion on advice for students at the beginning of their careers. This will take the form of an Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) style session where the audience can ask the panel members any relevant questions. There will be a poster session over the lunch break for eveyone for networking and voting for the best poster.




10 – 10: 30 am

Welcome and Introduction

Including tea and coffee

Lydia Garms, PhD student, RHUL, and Dr Maryam Mehrnezhad, Newcastle University

10:30 – 10:50 am

Talk one – Industry

Dr Thyla van der Merwe, Senior Security and Privacy Engineer, Mozilla

10:55 – 11:15 am

Talk two – Academia

Prof Anne Taormina, Head of Department and Professor of Theoretical Particle Physics, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Durham University

11:20 – 11:40 am

Talk three – Academia

Dr Jennifer Warrender, Teaching Fellow, School of Computing, Newcastle University

11:45 am – 12:05 pm

Talk four – Academia

Prof Sarah Rees, Professor of Pure Mathematics, School of Mathematics, Statistics & Physics,  Newcastle University

12:10 – 13:00 pm

Lunch break and poster presentation

13:00 – 13:20 pm

Talk five – Industry

Parisa Akaber, Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate, School of Computing, Newcastle University, SIEMENS

13:25 – 13:45 pm

Talk six – Academia

Dr Siaw-Lynn Ng, Lecturer in the Maths Department, Royal Holloway, University of London

13:50 – 14:10 pm

Talk seven – Industry

Dr Shirley Coleman, Technical Director & Principal Research Associate, School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, Newcastle University

14:15 – 14:30 pm

Tea Break

14:30 – 15:00 pm

Talk eight – Industry

Chi Onwurah, Member of Parliament, Newcastle upon Tyne Central

15:00 – 15: 40 pm

Panel Discussion

Rachel Beddoes from MEI Advanced Maths Support Programme, Sahar Fatemi from the Premier League, Dr Joy Dinsdale from Procter & Gamble, Dr Thyla van der Merwe from Mozilla, Dr. Shirley Coleman, Dr Maryam Mehrnezhad and Dr Zoya Pourmirza from Newcastle University

15:40 – 16:00 pm

Final Remarks

Dr Maryam Mehrnezhad, Newcastle University, and Lydia Garms, PhD student, RHUL