Exclusively for female students only!
In this safe space, human books will be sharing their personal stories, journeys and experiences with STEM education and careers and readers listen and interact directly with questions and their own thoughts.
Readers (students who sign up for the segment) can choose from a diverse selection of human books based on their book synopsis and will have a dedicated 30 min time slot with their allocated book.
Read more about the books and their profile to choose the ones you want to interact with.
Meet the Books
2:30PM | HUMAN LIBRARY PM SESSION
Marketing for a STEM organisation - I am making a difference!
A once young, fresh faced graduate who wasn't quite sure what she wanted to do in life stumbled into the world of STEM, and loved the ups and downs and excitement of the tech world. She continues to strive to make a difference to people's lives in the work she does, while constantly discovering and learning new things in tech that excite her.
Associate Product Marketing Manager, Google Search
STEM careers - it's all about adaptability!
It's important to be able to adapt to changes in a STEM career and to always be continuously learning. Andrew will be sharing about how having a growth mindset to aid you in overcoming new challenges is crucial in your journey in STEM.
Technical Manager, Asia Corporate R&D Operations
No STEM education? No problem! You can still work in a STEM organisation!
The decision to work in a STEM organisation was not love at first sight but stems from Evan's love for change and adventure. It was with a different lens that he entered the organisation to be exposed to a new culture, new way of doing things, new experiences with fresh gusto despite not having a STEM background.
Negotiation and Problem solving skills in a STEM organisation - definitely important!
After joining Cummins, Po Reen started learning more about engines, transiting from a customer service line to a Material Planning role. In her role she applies her economics knowledge on demand and supply to engines parts requirements and finds meaning in connecting business skills in a STEM organisation.
Tan Po Reen
A STAR in the world of Lasers!
Other than laser pointers, light shows, scanning and cutting things, lasers can also be used in a constructive way to build and repair things. Come learn more about what Grace does at work and her personal experiences as a R&D engineer specialising in laser metal deposition which is used to build and repair parts for many industries such as aerospace – aircrafts and rockets!
Advanced Remanufacturing & Technology Centre (ARTC)
From Finance to Graphic Design to Teaching - anything is possible!
An intriguing story of someone who was trained in financial accounts becoming a graphic designer then moving to technical and product training, and now working as a product application specialist that is recognised globally within a MNC. Hear from the person himself on his journey!
An Engineer with a love for Computer and cats!
Born and raised in Foshan, China, Keshi studied and worked in Singapore since her teenage days. She started her career as an infrastructure system engineer, then a cloud solutions consultant, and eventually a software engineer in security domain at Google. Find out more on her different career roles!
Software Engineer, Google Payments
From Business Analysis to working with Techies - it's all about transferable skills!
From business education background Michal entered a high tech industry, eventually becoming an experienced data scientist and developer. With a vast experience working in data professions spanning across different roles, company types (corporate vs startup) industries and countries, he will be sharing insights on evaluating various opportunities.
Data Scientist, gTech
How STEM protects You and Your Data
Mobile devices have become an integral part of our lives. Hear from Phyu Myint Wai on how smart-card technology, STEM principles and secure technology protect our personal devices from hacking from her day to day work experience as a digital IP design engineer
Phyu Myint Wai
Digital IP design Engineer
Chemical Dreams: A Journey of Discovery and Joy
Sindhu has always been motivated by wanting to create positive impact. Pursuing chemistry, with its far-reaching presence in life, she discovered was the medium for her to create such impact and has been part of remarkable innovations in her career, connecting with fascinating minds across the globe and learning from diverse cultures.
Head of Technical Development
Solving society's problems with STEM skills - my story!
It is reported that 75% of all the future jobs will require STEM skills and knowledge. Cheng Teck's STEM career path has enabled him to combine his passion from solving customer’s challenges to participating in the latest technological innovations with his STEM skills and knowledge. Learn more about the diversity in STEM careers from his experiences.
Tan Cheng Teck
Corporate Research and Development Operations Manager
An Ammo lady helping to combat terrorism - with technology!
Mechanical engineer by training, Puay Siang started out as Armament Engineer, dabbled with explosives, guns and ammo and earned the title of Ammo Lady. She then pivoted into the emerging field of AI to employ advanced analytics and computer vision to combat terrorism. She will be sharing more on how engineering training can provide us with versatile skill sets
Tan Puay Siang
Defense and Space Manufacturing
Senior Programme Manager Programme Office (Counter Terrorism)
Journey of a STEM Entrepreneur
Viveka's STEM background has always been the foundation of her accomplishments as an innovator, entrepreneur and mentor. She works towards her goal in life to create and support STEM innovations to empower lives.
11:00AM | HUMAN LIBRARY AM SESSION
Navigating through STEM choices? Reach out and seek help!
Fascinated by the digital bridge between software and computer hardware, that drives the possibility of automation and robotic systems? Hear more from Kenny on how he chose his education specialty and created opportunities to know more about the topics of his choice
Ang Su Meng Kenny
Creativity and Arts are important in STEM - Ask me!
Creativity and self-expression is often not associated with STEM education or careers. This is a story of Christine's quest in discovering that one needs to use both our left and right brains to be good problem solvers.
A Lab Scientist’s adventure to becoming Green Ambassador
Gwen was the only female onboard an oil tanker ship while working as a Laboratory Chemist in the Oil & Gas industry previously and had to work 24-hour shifts, but that did not deter her! Now in 3M she explores futuristic opportunities and looks forward to sharing her journey and challenges in STEM.
Environmental, Health & Safety Engineer
A business grad in an engine manufacturing company: it's all about your passion!
Though he loved Science and Math, Jason dropped out of Computer Engineering to pursue Accountancy and Business Administration. By following his passion, he has now taken on a sales and marketing role in an engine manufacturing company connecting the dots between a non STEM role in a STEM industry.
Regional Sales and Marketing Leader
Digital Marketing in Google: A Poly grad's journey
Jumping head first into the ad industry at 19, Joey spent a large part of her youth navigating through work challenges, managing emotions and finding a purpose in what she did. Despite little room to pivot due to her educational background, she managed to defy the odds and is shaping her future in Google today!
Account Manager, Sales
STEM skills help succeed in Business!
Hear from Siok Lian about how she started her career leading up to many years of experience in the STEM industry, her STEM field study and how STEM skills have shaped end-to-end thinking in a business world!
Lai Siok Lian
Johnson & Johnson
Senior Manager, APAC Franchise Quality
From no biology background to PhD in biology - it's possible!
Overcoming challenges as a non-biology student, and going on to get a PhD in biology, Ser Yeng's life took a turn when she received the Commonwealth scholarship, leading up to opportunities to study at University of Alberta, Canada and meeting passionate people who changed her perspectives.
Ler Ser Yeng
Using STEM skills in Supply Chain: Be bold to change!
Coming from a STEM background Shii Roei eventually found interest in supply chain at a STEM company. She wishes for young girls to be bold to change like her, acknowledging and embracing both our weaknesses and strengths.
Mok Shii Roei
Global Planning Governance Leader
Breaking through stereotypes and building resilience!
After much self-realization, Ramya rediscovered what leadership meant to her and defined success factors based on her inner calling. Come and listen to her journey on how she broke stereotypes by taking baby steps into mentoring and made a positive impact on people’s lives.
A wannabe Doctor or Lawyer who fell in love with Engineering - anything can happen!
Imagine spending the first 20 years of your life gearing up for one thing, only to pursue something else eventually. All it took was one hour to change Rica's entire perspective on STEM and the rest is history in the making.
National University of Singapore
Final Year Undergraduate
What happens when you enjoy learning Engineering but do not actually want to be an Engineer!
Find out more on how a degree in Engineering led Steve to a career in management consulting, corporate strategy, and general management while living and working in the US, Korea, and across Southeast Asia.
Southeast Area Director
Not interested in STEM now? That can change any time!
You can lack interest in a subject to the point of even falling asleep in that particular class, but that does not conclude that we cannot be successful in the industry/related topic. Faith wishes to share that we shouldn't undermine our natural desire and motivation to do meaningful work and resilience to resolve questions.
Engineering to Management: You don't have to start and end your career in one field!
With an impressive journey of 23 years in engineering, Hui Mian not only works with electronic chips on a day to day basis, she will be sharing about her experiences as a facilitator for lean management practices at her organisation showcasing how non STEM skills come to play at a STEM organisation
Yeo Hui Mian
EWS Product Engineering Senior Section Manager