Today is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
Meet The Team # Women In Science
The day recognises the critical role women and girls play in science and technology. Only 35 per cent of all students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – STEM related fields of study are women. At Earth Environmental & Geotechnical we believe that Engineering, Geology, Applied Environmental Engineering and Environmental Sciences are great career choices for ALL. We would encourage all students with an interest in what can impact the environment to study sciences and consider careers in environmental and geotechnical sciences.
Environmental engineering is not solely concerned with the construction of eco-friendly buildings or renewable energy facilities. It involves all of the ways buildings and sites can have an impact on the environment, including tackling contamination or dealing with waste water or developing construction. Utilising principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems.
Meet The Team # Women In Science
Whether on site conducting ground investigations in hard hat and thermals – because it’s minus 4 degrees, or working in the office on detailed interpretive reports analysing data for risk assessments. Shauna’s work is always interesting.
“ It’s a fantastic job and a great career, what I love most about being a Geo-Environmental Consultant is that no 2 days are the same, we work on lots of different exciting projects, and there’s always something challenging that needs a creative solution”
Dr. Shauna McLoughlin is Senior Geo-Environmental Consultant based at Earth Environmental & Geotechnical’s Head Office in Stockport, you may have seen Shauna featured in our videos https://www.earthenvironmental.co.uk/what-is-a-phase-1-desk-study/ on Phase 1 Desk studies, https://www.earthenvironmental.co.uk/what-is-a-coal-mining-risk-assessment/ Coal Mining Risk Assessments or https://www.earthenvironmental.co.uk/what-is-a-flood-risk-assessment-and-why-are-they-needed/ Flood Risk Assessments.
Shauna studied at the University of Manchester and has an undergraduate Degree in Environmental Science, her interests in contaminated land led to post graduate studies and Shauna has a PhD in Environmental Geochemistry and Geomicrobiology also from the University of Manchester. Shauna is a specialist in contaminated land, her PhD was a research project based in Limerick, Ireland which was funded by the Natural Environment Research Council.
Elizabeth Czarnecki (Director) founded Earth Environmental & Geotechnical Ltd with Adam and Simon 8 years ago. Liz’s interest in science led her to study for an undergraduate Environmental Science degree at Birmingham University and later for an Environmental Science MSc at Manchester University. As Director Liz is chiefly responsible for providing Phase I/Phase II Environmental and Due Diligence reports to clients and for management of the company finances and administration.
Rosa Mariscal Associate Director. Rosa is a Geotechnical Engineer /Geologist with a Master Degree in Mining Geology from Universidad de Huelva
Over the past 10 years she has worked in various locations throughout Europe. Starting her career in Finland Rosa worked on the “Geological Survey of Finland” (GTK), to create a 3D geological model of a mine and database.
In 2011 Rosa furthered her geological survey experience in the “Geological Survey of Portugal” (LNEG) using a multiplicity of microscopies for petrologic studies.
Since moving to England in 2012 Rosa has worked throughout the UK and been involved in all aspects of on site investigation.
A proficient Geotechnical Engineer Rosa has in-depth knowledge and experience of a wide range of Geotechnical and Environmental services.
Earth Environmental & Geotechnical Are Proud To Be and Proud To Work With Gender Diverse Teams
Kepax Ground Investigation
“Three members of the public commented positively on the number of women on site at Kepax Ground Investigation yesterday. Rosa is the GI Contractor’s site manager, Alice is assisting her; I was also on-site at the time. In writing this e-mail I think it’s also worth noting that our TGE Reviewer and Advisor are female, as are numerous members of the overall Jacobs project team.
It’s nice to be part of a gender diverse team and it’s definitely something worth celebrating.”
Liz Andrews Principal Engineering Geologist and TGE Safety Advisor
Environmental & Geotechnical sciences is an exciting and rewarding career choice, it’s about problem solving, applying knowledge and interpreting data, every days brings a new challenge requiring creative solutions. #WomenInScience