Webinar: Guest Presentation followed by Annual Meeting

Webinar: Guest Presentation followed by Annual Meeting
  • Date From 11th December 2023
  • Date To 11th December 2023
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 08:30 GMT. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes.


Join the Education Special Interest Group for highlights of the previous year and confirmation of election roles, plus a guest talk.

The post of secretary is open for election and a Role descriptor is available on the volunteering opportunities page.


Yvonne Baker, CEO, IChemE

Following a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK, Yvonne worked as an engineer in manufacturing before moving into management consultancy and studying for an MBA. In 2002, Yvonne moved into the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sector to establish the Science and Engineering (now STEM) Ambassadors volunteering programme. She joined STEM Learning as Chief Executive in 2010, significantly growing the organisation’s reach and impact to become the UK’s largest provider of STEM support.

An Engineering Council Trustee from 2010 to 2016, Yvonne also previously served as Co-Chair of the Institution of Engineering and Technology's Education and Skills Panel.

Yvonne was privileged to give the Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) Distinguished Lecture at the University of Birmingham in 2020 and was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the late Queen's New Year 2022 Honours List for services to STEM education.

Jo Cox, Head of Young People’s and Student Engagement, IChemE

Jo joined IChemE in May 2023. After graduating as a pharmacist in the 1980s, she changed careers to become a science teacher in 2005, developing that role to become Head of careers and STEM engagement before joining The Royal Society in 2017. Here she developed their school's engagement strategy, working with policy makers from many organisations including various Learned Societies, The British Science Association, Engineering UK and The Department for Education. She is passionate about helping professionals to better understand what good engagement looks like.

Any opinions are the presenters' own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Education Special Interest Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.

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