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The New Generation of Engineers: A Photography Project

The New Generation of Engineers: A Photography Project

ScienceGrrl was formed out of a collective desire to showcase and celebrate women in Science and Engineering careers – and a collective frustration with the approaches some organisations were taking to advertise these careers to young women. We had a firmly held belief that appealing to girls was not about making science ‘pink’ but instead(…)

Returning to STEM – because science is for everybody

Returning to STEM – because science is for everybody

This is a guest post by Gabriele Butkute, Science Policy Assistant at the Royal Society of Biology. In the midst of a skills shortage in STEM we need to look carefully for potential sources of talent. One of the potential options is to access and acknowledge those who for one reason or another have been(…)

Meet Nathalie Pettorelli, co-founder of Soapbox Science

Meet Nathalie Pettorelli, co-founder of Soapbox Science

Nathalie Pettorelli is a scientist moving mountains in the conservation community and is also a fantastic science communicator. She talks to ScienceGrrl’s Jessica Simpson about working with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), her opportunities for creativity and Soapbox Science; a face-to-face initiative she co-founded to encourage interaction between scientists (many of whom are woman)(…)

What is so exciting about physics?

What is so exciting about physics?

This is a guest post by Sarah Morgan, a PhD student in the Theory of Condensed Matter Group at Cambridge University. Cavendish Inspiring Women (CiW) is a group run by physics PhD students at Cambridge University. We’ve just launched our new booklet for girls – ‘What is so exciting about physics ?’ Download it here(…)

Time to sign up for the next “I’m a scientist” event

Time to sign up for the next “I’m a scientist” event

I’m Rebecca Dewey, I am a Research Fellow in Neuroimaging at the University of Nottingham, where I work in the Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit. I recently took part in a scheme known as ‘I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here!’ . I’m a Scientist is a free online event where school students get(…)

Taking part in “I’m an Engineer Get Me Out of Here”

Taking part in “I’m an Engineer Get Me Out of Here”

I am Naomi Green, a mechanical engineer and biomedical engineering researcher at the University of Birmingham. I’m passionate about sharing my experiences as an engineer with children and showing them what a fascinating and rewarding career engineering is. As a country we need more children to choose engineering as a career and we desperately need(…)

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(…)

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(…)

#sheblindedmewithscience – meet Suze Kundu

#sheblindedmewithscience – meet Suze Kundu

This is the final blog in a series by the five ScienceGrrls who featured in “She Blinded Me With Science”.  If you haven’t yet seen the video, it’s here and all sales proceeds are being donated to ScienceGrrl! I’m Dr Suze Kundu and I’m a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Materials at Imperial College(…)

#sheblindedmewithscience – meet Suzi Gage

#sheblindedmewithscience – meet Suzi Gage

This is the fourth in a series of blogs by the five ScienceGrrls who featured in “She Blinded Me With Science”.  If you haven’t yet seen the video, it’s here and all sales proceeds are being donated to ScienceGrrl! My name’s Suzi Gage, and I’m a researcher at the University of Bristol, investigating associations between(…)

#sheblindedmewithscience – meet Ceri Brenner

#sheblindedmewithscience – meet Ceri Brenner

This is the third in a series of blogs by the five ScienceGrrls who featured in “She Blinded Me With Science”.  If you haven’t yet seen the video, it’s here and all sales proceeds are being donated to ScienceGrrl! Hi, I’m Ceri Brenner. I’m laser plasma physicist at the Science and Technology Facilities Council.  I(…)

#sheblindedmewithscience – meet Lia Ying Li

#sheblindedmewithscience – meet Lia Ying Li

This is the second in a series of blogs by the five ScienceGrrls who featured in “She Blinded Me With Science”.  If you haven’t yet seen the video, it’s here and all sales proceeds are being donated to ScienceGrrl! Hi!  I’m Lia Ying Li and everyone knows me as ‘THE laser girl (who loves cats)’(…)

#sheblindedmewithscience – meet Roma Agrawal

#sheblindedmewithscience – meet Roma Agrawal

This is the first in a series of blogs by the five ScienceGrrls who featured in “She Blinded Me With Science”.  If you haven’t yet seen the video, it’s here and all sales proceeds are being donated to ScienceGrrl! Hi!  I’m Roma Agrawal. I am a structural engineer at WSP. A structural engineer’s job is(…)

Exploring the oceans

Exploring the oceans

My name is Berit Rabe and I am a female sea-going physical oceanographer. What does an oceanographer do? I don’t count whales and dolphins – that is Marine Biology – instead as the name suggests, I study the physical components of the ocean. I look at tides, currents, circulation, temperature, salinity, etc. by going out(…)

The varied life of an electro-mechanical engineer

The varied life of an electro-mechanical engineer

I’m Lorna Slater. I am an electro-mechanical engineer and I design the control systems for automated machines. I’ve worked on a lot of very different projects – at the moment I am the lead Controls & Instrumentation Engineer at Aquamarine Power Ltd who are designing and building devices that capture energy in nearshore waves and(…)

Sex, maths and the brain

Sex, maths and the brain

This is a guest post by Georgina Rippon, who is Professor of Cognitive Imaging and Pro-Vice Chancellor (International) at Aston University. It has been a busy few months since the ‘Neurotrash’ session at the WOW festival back in March. I have previously drawn attention to the fact that, while misrepresentation in the popularisation of neuroscience(…)

From academia to athletics

From academia to athletics

I’m Dr Emma Ross, and I am the Head of Physiology at the English Institute of Sport. In my role I lead a team of 18 Physiologists who work with elite athletes to maximise their physiological potential and help them achieve peak performance. I didn’t know what physiology was when I was studying my A(…)