Dr Sheila Kanani
2014 Technology Award Winner
LSheila is a space scientist and an educator, using the inspiring qualities of astronomy to enthuse disengaged students into doing science. She has the admirable and tough job of a secondary school teacher at an inner city comprehensive school in Preston enthusing students about physics. With her sister, she recently started an online company called STEMMsisters which supports people from communities which may not be able to access ‘STEMM’ subjects such as science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine. STEMMsisters aims to: create a social movement by sharing information and inspiration through blogs, stories and case studies, develop a STEMM Network to identify and connect those with potential with those who have achieved and support all types of mentoring.