• Our journey to STEAM

    In the past few years, as part of my chosen life purpose — to enable others — I have been working at Girls Invent Tomorrow which aims to create future female STEAM leaders. When we started this non-profit entity, we were driven by the urge to have a more balanced representation and influence in Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics in the workplace.

  • Dr Carolina Odman-Govender, is a Swiss-trained engineer turned astrophysicist and Professor of Astrophysics at the University of the Western Cape. Dr Odman grew up in Switzerland, and it was here where she was inspired by her high school physics teacher and decided to pursue a career in the sciences.

  • So, I finally decided to be somewhat productive and spent an hour and a half gauging insight from a webinar by the Royal Aeronautical Society titled, “How best to prepare for a career in aerospace and aviation following a crisis”.

  • 1. What do Aircraft Maintenance Technicians do?

    An Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) assists in the maintenance of the aircraft. They ensure that the aircraft is in good condition by performing a variety of inspections and repairs on it. They are trained to perform work on aircraft engines and pneumatic systems, diagnose issues and repair and/ replace defective parts. Their inspection duties may include performing regular preventative inspections and examining that various parts and completed work meet the relevant quality standards.

  • 1. What does a Medical Doctor do?

    Doctors are licensed health professionals who maintain and restore human health through the practice of medicine. Part of their role is to examine patients, review their medical history, diagnose illnesses or injuries, administer treatment and counsel patients on their health and well being.

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