Amanda worked for fourteen at the European Space Agency as an engineer working on the development of Earth Observation satellite missions. She now represents the European Space Agency at the European Commission in Research and Innovation. Amanda will explore the intangible magic of self confidence through personal stories and anecdotes accrued over more than 20 years of working in Engineering.
She will also talk about her other passion which is CVs and career coaching which she does in her spare time. As a good systems engineer, she will bring all the stories together and connect all the dots to take you on a journey which will be truly out of this world.
Rocket Scientist: Amanda Regan
How far can you go with the right perspective?
There were many hurdles that could have stopped Amanda Regan from fulfilling her childhood dream of working in the space industry. But she worked her way methodically up to the European Space Agency, where she works as an engineer on its Earth Observation Future Missions programme. Amanda’s recent projects include the Swarm mission, that was launched in 2013 to measure the Earth’s magnetic field, and she works closely with other space agencies such as NASA. She’s also a careers coach who helps other ambitious people to discover how to fulfil their dreams even when everything seems against you.
More? How about our Science Communicator ?
The world is fascinating and inspiring. But sometimes, we just need the right person to guide us through it.
Emer Maguire uses comedy to unlock the wonders of science. In 2015, the Queen’s University Belfast student won FameLab, an international competition to find the UK’s best science communicator. Emer has invited audiences to consider some of the planet’s most pressing questions, such as “Why do we fall in love?”, “Why do we kiss?” and “Why can’t apes talk?”. She will also soon present a six-part radio series on all things sexy and all things science.