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News and views from and about women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

In for the long haul

This always happens. Someone somewhere makes a stand against something. A big, bold gesture that commands attention, that challenges the status quo. Fairly shortly after, we hear the question: ā€œBut what difference did it make?ā€ So it was that this article appeared in this weekā€™s Metro, questioning the impact of the womenā€™s marches which occupied(…)

Reflections on #womensmarchlondon

Ā On Saturday 21 January 2017 – the day after Donald Trump became President of the United States – hundreds of thousands of people across the globe stood up for women’s rights and equality. Our @annazecharia was at the London march. The photos which accompany this post are by Louise Morris. Find her as @LouMorrisPhoto on(…)

‘Boss it!’ – ScienceGrrl at Kensington Town Hall

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea hold an annual two-week Celebration of Science, discussing everything from bird eggs to smart cities and high-performance sports. On their opening day sevenĀ ScienceGrrls descended – on a mission to ā€˜boss itā€™. In this guest post, Dr Jess Wade reports back on an eventful panel discussion: The celebrated Dr(…)

Hurrah for Hephzi!

Congratulations to skin biology researcher, ScienceGrrlĀ member and ScienceGrrl Essex chapter lead Hephzi Tagoe, who was awarded with the New Researcher PrizeĀ by the Royal Society of Biology last week at an awards ceremony celebrating excellence inĀ science communication. The award was given for her commitment to science communication, in particular her Shaping Healthy Attitudes and Protecting the(…)

Project FAB

ScienceGrrl sponsored a prize at this year’s Conference for Astronomy and Physics Students in Glasgow, for the bestĀ presentation about workĀ towards improving inclusion and diversity in physics. The winner was Fraser Baird, who is working towards an MSc in Physics with Astrophysics, and also oversees Project FAB – an STFC-sponsored outreach initiative in primary schools. In(…)

So ‘Brexit means Brexit’ – so what next?

So ‘Brexit means Brexit’ – so what next?

Ahead of the UK referendum on membership of the European Union, scientists largely came out in support of voting to RemainĀ in the EU. But, on 23rd June, those voting Leave secured a narrow majority. In recent weeks, UK government ministers have affirmed that ‘Brexit means Brexit‘ and ‘Brexit means leaving the European Union‘ but there(…)