32 minutes | May 27th 2020

Bianca Cefalo - The Accidental Rocket Scientist

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Ludwina Dautovic, Founder and CEO of The Room Xchange, in conversation with Bianca Cefalo - The Accidental Rocket Scientist.Ludwina and Bianca talk about the benefits of space exploration, how much rely on it and how it's changing how we live, work and play.In this episode we discuss:4.33 - Bianca's story of how she became the accidental rocket scientist5.20 - I love the oily engines and working with cars8.30 - How Bianca had to deal with sexism and judgment in the industry 11.59 - Benefits of space travel and what it provides us14.09 - No one would ever believe that posting on Facebook, or using an app or watching Netflix would be rocket science15.13 - The benefits of rocket science15.54 - The age of exploration - how the world was discovered17.01 - Can we live on Mars? Are there resources we can use?19.06 -  Space exploration isn't as expensive as we think. Bianca compares the cost of professional football to space travel costs20.19 - Rocket scientists looking like our daughters will become the norm22.28 - Space for Women - Gender equality for women and girls in stem25.00 - Gender should not be part of the conversation26.30 - Don't miss Bianca's answer to my question - 'What are you doing that is changing how you live, work or play?'30.28 - Space for Women show online every SaturdayAbout Bianca CefaloBianca Cefalo is a Space Systems Thermal Product Manager who enables Airbus Defense and Space UK to create and implement disruptive thermal management solutions for Next Generation Telecommunication Spacecraft.After nearly a decade spent designing, simulating and qualifying innovative technologies that span from the Automotive to the Space industry, Bianca has learned that - in light of the ever shifting Global Geopolitical, Economic and Ethical landscapes - what truly protects market competitiveness for any business is the ability to consistently entrust change, diverse communication and creative thinking at multiple human and organizational levels.Since 2013 Bianca has been supporting Thermal Engineering and R&D communities across Berlin and London, contributing to the delivery of several Science and Commercial Telecoms Missions sponsored by NASA, ESA, DLR, UKSA and EU - including HP3 instrument embarked on the NASA/JPL InSight Mars Mission.Bianca holds a degree in Aerospace and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Naples 'Federico II'.At present, Bianca is cherishing every single minute in her Rocket Scientist suite and - as STEM Ambassador and Committee Member of the ‘Women's Engineering Society’ London and ‘Women in Aerospace’ Europe - she is ultimately pursuing her utmost heartfelt quest: inspiring young girls to become future fierce leaders in STEM industries. 
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