Meet some of Nottingham University's 700 technicians

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We are a group of people who are passionate about celebrating women in science and passing on our love of science to the next generation. Find out more about who we are and what we are doing.

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Through Both Eyes: the case for a Gender lens in STEM
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Technicians with talent!

Technicians with talent!

Most initiatives and articles about female scientists in universities focus on women professors and lecturers, the academic members of staff traditionally responsible for providing a rich learning and research environment. But there is also another, almost “secret” community within higher education who also contribute to the research and teaching activities of our universities – our(…)

Cambridge Science Festival

Cambridge Science Festival

This is a guest post by Brianne Kent, who is a Gates scholar at the University of Cambridge where she is researching the neurobiological basis of memory. Each year, the University of Cambridge hosts a two week science festival that welcomes 30,000 visitors and hosts over 250 events. The aim of the festival is to(…)

Planning to bust some more gender myths

Planning to bust some more gender myths

This is a guest post by Georgina Rippon, who is Professor of Cognitive Imaging and Pro-Vice Chancellor (International) at Aston University. Having trained up an army of neurotrash warriors at last year’s WOW festival, this year we have set ourselves the task of busting a few of the brain-based gender myths. Sometimes these are still(…)

Presenting… our ANNUAL REPORT 2014

Presenting… our ANNUAL REPORT 2014

We’re pleased to present ScienceGrrl’s Annual Report 2014 – celebrating our successes, reflecting on progress, and looking to the future. Thanks to Andy Dawes, Heather Williams, Liz Chilvers, Ellie Cosgrave, Anna Zecharia and all our chapter leads for helping us put this together. Click here to read the sciencegrrl_annual_report_2014-15 !

From plants to puppies

From plants to puppies

I’m Aimée Llewellyn and I’ve been the canine genetics specialist and health information manager at the Kennel Club, in London, for the past 3 years. I started my research journey in plant metabolomics, but “changed species” to enjoy the best of both worlds – both research and applied science. My focus is to continue to(…)

A globe-trotting botanist

A globe-trotting botanist

I’m Dr Lauren Gardiner and I’m a botanist who has been working at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in London for the last 8 years. I’m just starting a new post at Kew which will mean that I will be focusing on conservation and development work in Madagascar over the next 3-5 years. Becoming a(…)