Celebrating women scientists


  • 'Soapbox Science' at the Southbank

Some of the UK’s best scientific brains will take to the street on Friday the 5th of July, from 12pm to 3pm for Soapbox Science, a one day event organised by the Zoological Society of London.  Details here

  • Invisible women of science – now appearing at the Royal Society

2 July 2013

Scientists, an exhibition opening on Monday at the Royal Society, raises the profile of accomplished women scientists, says Professor Uta Frith (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience). Read: Guardian article

Suffrage Science: 2013 honoured 12 leading female scientists, 2 from Imperial College London, in the fields of engineering and the physical sciences, as applied to medicine.

Vivienne Parry also hosted a debate to discuss whether Nobel prize-winning physicist Marie Curie would have made it as a woman in science today.

Organisations inspiring women and girls to enjoy STEM studies

  • Science Grrl  is a broad-based, grassroots organisation celebrating and supporting women in science; a network of people who are passionate about passing on our love of science on to the next generation.  
  • WISE helps organisations to inspire women and girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as pathways to exciting and fulfilling careers. Our mission is to push the presence of female employees from 13% to 30% by 2020, boosting the talent pool to drive economic growth.
  • Wiset The main focus of the Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (WiSET) team, based within the Centre for Science Education (CSE), is to widen the participation of under-represented groups in science, technology, engineering, maths (STEM) and the built environment. WiSET have developed and delivered a wide range of innovative projects, resources, schemes and activities over more than ten years based on gender and occupational segregation at all levels of education and employment.

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