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National Women in Engineering day

National Women in Engineering day

The first ever National Women in Engineering Day in the UK was on 23rd June. The day, devised and coordinated by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), aimed to celebrate the achievements of women in engineering and support and inspire the next generation of women to achieve their goals. Why is there a need for a(…)

Children first: taking an unusual path to a STEM career

Children first: taking an unusual path to a STEM career

I’m Alex Blakemore and I’m Professor of Human Molecular Genetics at Imperial College London. My path to an academic career has been an unusual one. I did my first degree and PhD as the lone parent of three young children. Even getting into university at all felt like a miracle: due to family circumstances, I’d(…)

Perceptions of physics

Perceptions of physics

What do people think of when they hear the word “physics”? . When I tell people that I’m studying physics (I’m doing a PhD in non-linear optics and semiconductor physics at the University of Sheffield), responses vary from “I don’t like physics, it’s too hard” to nervous laughter and backing away. I think the perception(…)

Attacks on the Royal Society miss the point

Attacks on the Royal Society miss the point

This is a guest post by Athene Donald, Professor of Experimental Physics and Cambridge University’s Gender Equality champion. New Royal Society fellows – fewer women than in the US Another year, another occasion to thump the Royal Society for the make-up of its new fellows. This time it was Nature that screamed ‘Royal Society still(…)