“It’s one small step for (wo)man…”!
This month, the reigning Miss England, Jessica Gagen, visited the National Space Centre in Leicester to learn more about the history of space technologies and the universe surrounding us!
Jessica studied Aerospace Engineering at the University of Liverpool,and having noticed a lack of women in her cohort (only 10%), she founded a successful campaign aimed to encourage young girls to take up STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) careers, where she visits schools, creates content and features on podcasts to increase the younger generation’s interest in aerospace.
Speaking to Jess, she said: “I’ve been meaning to visit the Space Centre for a very long time, my degree primarily focuses on the vehicular technology required to get us into space and the orbital mechanics used to direct flight while we’re up there, but as for astronomy, I’ve very basic knowledge!.. So it was a treat to meet some of the team this weekend and have an explore of the building . The planetarium was particularly fascinating – I really enjoyed their show about the space race and would encourage anyone with a young family to pay a visit, the centre has lots of fantastic exhibits and does a fantastic job of inspiring the next generation to think about the aerospace industry!”
Jess is always extremely eager to visit more schools to conduct engineering workshops and talk about the possibilities that can arise through studying for STEM qualifications, and is available for appearances through the Miss England website.
To chat to Jessica about her visit , her studies and the forthcoming Miss World event please contact Angie Beasley
Tel 07979 742756 [email protected]
Follow Jessica on her instagram