Welcome to the STEM room! Start & participate in conversations, share resources, and connect with other Scholars in the STEM field.

Getting an opportunity (Any): What to do next?

Opportunity is the word we like to hear! And, it’s always good when opportunities come when we are prepared. I recently read an article on how to grab opportunities and take charge of your life.  It  lists 6 points: "Have a vision of what you want, set goals, imagine opportunities wherever you look, be persistent, take action, and pursue what gives you meaning."  But then, I constantly ask myself this question: After you get an opportunity, how do you make the best out of it? Getting an opportunity is really great, but I think that someone's behavior inside the opportunity matters too. For example, being an undergrad student in Engineering, you are exposed to different and many programs that equip you with skills you need in order to understand well lessons in class and have an idea on what the real world looks like-However, asking questions and active participation in those programs may help you explore the opportunity and help you get another! How do you behave after getting any opportunity?  Let’s share some tips on how to make sure you are using the opportunity you get!

ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Hacking Global Surgery: National Interdisciplinary Forum for Global Surgery & Health

Hacking Global Surgery: National Interdisciplinary Forum for Global Surgery & Health Are you a student interested in different aspects of global health or global surgery? Wish to be inspired by 6 leading professionals in the fields of global surgery and health, engineering, innovation, ethics, law,​ politics, and advocacy? Incision UK and Lifebox GSA UK are delighted to invite you to a free, online interdisciplinary forum on the 27th and 28th of March 2021 for 2 days of talks and a hackathon, all starting with a documentary screening on Friday evening!   Our fantastic line up of professionals will give talks on different fields of global health and surgery, covering:  Surgery and Academia – Professor Kokila Lakhoo Ethics and Law – Dr Rahul Jindal Engineering, computer science and innovation – Dr James Chandler Politics and policy making – Dr Che Len Reddy Epidemiology and Statistics – Dr Bethany Hedt-Gauthier Advocacy and NGO – Ms Kris Torgerson   The weekend also brings the hackathon challenge!  You will be grouped into multidisciplinary teams and provided with a particular problem to tackle. At the end of the meeting, each group will have the opportunity to present their work to the rest of the audience and our panel of judges who will choose the best innovation. The winning team will receive a prize, certificates and feasible projects will also be considered for mentorship!   Hackathon places will be limited so make sure you sign up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.   For registering use the ticket link ( or scan the QR Code.  Facebook event:

STEM (Laidlaw scholars) First Meeting

Hi everyone! How have you been doing? It’s so great that we have started to know each other through our WhatsApp group! If your research is in STEM, please join us here: Laidlaw scholars STEM  Interestingly, we are first meeting the next week! In the meeting you’ll get to know our coming and future activities, and we’ll get know each other well. In the meantime, please fill this doodle poll  before Wednesday 13th so as to let us know your availability (remember to set your time zone) and also to schedule our first meeting.    I am looking forward to meet you all! If you have any question, let me know.  

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