Energy Analyst Inspires ‘Girls in STEM’ Group
Ivybridge Community College was delighted to welcome Grace Millman, an Energy Analyst at Regen, who presented to twenty-five Year 9 and 10 girls about a variety of topics, including: looking at green energy, the future of the national grid, how we will generate electricity, and what it is like to be a woman in a STEM field.
Grace has recently acted as lead analyst on Regen’s Distribution Network Future Energy Scenario (DFES) work, which assesses the uptake of various technologies at a distribution level.
Grace is also the hydrogen sector lead and has developed Regen’s model for analysing the uptake of hydrogen electrolysers for future net zero scenarios. She graduated from the University of Exeter in July 2020 with a first class MSc in Mathematics with Climate Science. Alongside her studies, Grace took an active interest in climate change and policy, energy and sustainability, and climate communication, working with the University of Exeter on their Environment and Climate Emergency plan.
Craig Jewell, teacher of Physics and Girls in STEM champion at the College, said, “Grace is especially interesting as she is a woman in a developing STEM field in what will be a huge area for careers in the future. I contacted her and asked if she would be willing to give the talk as she is a young member of a local renewable energy business, working in a field that the girls are interested in, and has her schooling days as a recent memory.” Craig continues, “The girls were brilliant and asked many interesting questions, both about being a woman in STEM, and the future of the grid. We were all excited by the idea of building floating wind turbine farms as a genuine project for renewable energy, as it seems to us brilliant and ridiculous in equal measure! I will definitely be arranging additional future presentations for the Girls in STEM group.”