23 April 2018, 12:30 to 13:30

Tech20: Journey of a thousand miles

A social showcase for speakers presenting technology focused topics.


23 April 2018, 12:30 to 13:30


The Oil & Gas Technology Centre,
20 Queens Road
Aberdeen, AB15 4ZT

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This talk is aimed at students from S1 and S2 who are interested in hearing about STEM related careers.

Attendance is also welcome from any pupils S3 upwards.

Schools should email the names of all pupils and teachers to


We have launched a series of weekly events called ‘Tech20’ to help inspire a culture of innovation in the North-East of Scotland.

The events take place in our Innovation Hub and will feature an expert speaker giving a thought-provoking insight into a technology, theme or business area.


The Speaker

Nicole Lloyd will give the first STEM Tech20 talk at the OGTC. Nicole is currently studying for Pursuing a Doctorate in Microbiology at the University of Texas at Austin.

Her talk will focus on her experiences and the opportunities that STEM subjects can provide both in an industrial and educational context. It will also give insights into her work experience at NASA and her involvement in the Scottish Space School.

Every summer 100 successful S5 Scottish school pupils attend a week-long residential summer school which is part of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde's very successful outreach programme.

She has had a variety of experiences at NASA Johnson Space Centre including work in engineering, lab research, and data analysis.

At the University of Texas, she has also had experience with teaching/education as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, while also continuing to practice her lab skills.

Her engineering background has a focus in robotics. Nicole has also been with the Scottish Space School since it was created and has seen the program grow and evolve.

It should be a fun and informative view on the variety of opportunities available to individuals thinking of studying or taking a career in STEM subjects.