Guest blog Uncategorized

Young and gifted in tech

Daniella Abamu, aged 17, is the future of tech. Studying for her A levels, she had the foresight to join the Stemettes and establish her own STEM society at her grammar school. After impressing Digital Women UK's co-founder Joy Francis at a recent WCAN event, Daniella was commissioned to write a short blog post explaining her love of tech and why her aspiration to gain work experience to turn her dream into a reality.

Young and gifted in tech July 23, 2018Leave a comment

I want a career in technology. I am 17 years old and currently studying for my A levels in physics, maths, further maths and philosophy and ethics at Townley Grammar School.

This is because I believe that these subjects will prepare me for the industry I plan to enter when I am older: the technology industry.

I hope to study physics at degree level and beyond, and hope to one day use the knowledge gained to advance the research into space and its capabilities to support life.

Technology is heavily dependent on the research behind space travel, so it is vital for me to know how this can be combined into every aspect of society, and to reflect it in our future interstellar residence.

It is almost impossible for an individual to avoid having a connection to technology due to its ever-growing integration into all aspects of of our lives. So much so that we have become somewhat oblivious to it and often don’t realise when it is being applied.

This is why I plan on joining the technology industry so that I can provide people with more information on how they can best engage and use technology while still retaining control.

I have already started on this path by establishing a STEM society at my school last year. I decided to create this space to introduce girls to the benefits of technology.

It is a space where we can discuss and share our ideas on tech and comment on the culture that surrounds it. This space has been very encouraging to those who have an interest in technology as well as those who are new to what it has to offer.

As for the next stage of my journey, I need more hands-on experience, specifically how tech is used in physics research.

My hope is to contribute to programmes which will help me to develop a more personal insight into tech; to build my confidence and inform my attitude towards it as something that can be universally accessed.

Daniella is looking for work experience in tech. If you think you can find or create a place for her, please email [email protected] with ‘Daniella Abamu – work experience’ in the subject header.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *