Danielle George discusses The Life Scientific
13 Oct 2015
Hear how her passion for science took her from tinkering in her father’s garage to delivering the 2014 CHRISTMAS LECTURES at the Royal Institution of Great Britain
Professor Danielle George has been discussing her passion for science and engineering, and how it led her to become the youngest woman to deliver the 2014 CHRISTMAS LECTURES at the Royal Institution of Great Britain – when she was eight months pregnant.
Danielle, Professor in Microwave Communication Engineering and is the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, told her fascinating story on BBC Radio 4’s The Life Scientific.
Having become a professor aged just 38, she talks to presenter Jim Al-Khalili about the challenges of age discrimination and working in a male dominated field.
She also discusses how she designs amplifiers that have travelled everywhere, from outer space to underground.
And she now wants to encourage parents to take on mini engineering projects with their children, using small circuit boards and batteries, just as they would bake cakes with them using a hot oven.
To hear Danielle’s spellbinding story, visit the BBC iPlayer: