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Tim Hunt – ScienceGrrl responds

For the last week, discussions around women in science in the UK have largely centred on remarks made on Monday 8th June by Sir Tim Hunt, at the World Conference of Science Journalism, as part of a speech he gave during a lunch sponsored by female Korean scientists and engineers: “Let me tell you my trouble with(…)

High heels, running shoes and accelerator physics

High heels, running shoes and accelerator physics

I’m Suzie Sheehy and I’m an accelerator physicist. I am privileged to work with an amazing collection of inspiring, smart, lovely people at RAL, the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford in the UK. As someone who loves to travel

Bioengineer on a mission

Bioengineer on a mission

“My name is Jenna Stevens-Smith and I am a bioengineer.” When I tell people that, 90% of the time their first response is “Really?” It used to annoy me that people didn’t think I looked like I could be a scientist or engineer, but now I quite enjoy the conversation that follows and the slight(…)

ScienceGrrl goes to Number 10

ScienceGrrl goes to Number 10

On 17th December, I took ScienceGrrl to Number 10 Downing Street for a roundtable on how to crack the issue of gender imbalance in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics). The location was impressive, not for the surroundings but for the real chance of progress offered by high-level discussions. Our place at the table signifies(…)

ScienceGrrl funds Mission Discovery students

ScienceGrrl funds Mission Discovery students

When ScienceGrrl made our 2013 calendar, we did so with the aim of raising funds for something tangible that would encourage young people – particularly girls – to engage with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. A couple of weeks ago, ScienceGrrl finally realised this ambition when we funded a team of six (4 girls, 2(…)

Sound Science – audio adventures for children

Sound Science – audio adventures for children

It’s been quite a week here at ScienceGrrl. As well as unleashing our beautiful new website on the world, we’ve also had some very exciting news – we’ve secured our first public engagement grant from STFC! A few months ago, we began developing a collaboration with now>press>play, an innovative education company. The result is Sound(…)