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to ScienceGrrl Director, Dr Heather Williams… MBE!

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I’m an engineer because I want to change the world

I’m an engineer because I want to change the world

When I applied for my first engineering job, I lied. “Why did you want to become an Engineer?” asked the grey-haired-60-something man from across the boardroom table. I had prepared my answer, and launched into a generic spiel I’d heard repeated plenty of times before: “I’m fascinated by technology” I said … “was addicted to(…)

Christmas Prize Draw – and the winners are…

Christmas Prize Draw – and the winners are…

The Christmas Prize Draw closed at 6pm on Thursday 12th December, after which it was over to Jon Wood, Birmingham chapter lead, to tell us which of the 766 tickets belonged to 5 lucky winners. These were selected using a rather fabulous retro random number generator which bears a striking resemblance to the Sinclair ZX Spectrum of(…)

Brains: sex, society and #neurotrash

Brains: sex, society and #neurotrash

This is a guest post by Georgina Rippon, who is Professor of Cognitive Imaging and Pro-Vice Chancellor (International) at Aston University. Gina recently gave the ScienceGrrl Birmingham ‘Say NO to Neurotrash!’ lecture (video link). Find her on Twitter:  @springfield16. We watched the latest discussion on ‘male and female brains’ play out in the media with(…)

F1 for the girls!

F1 for the girls!

Peter Luff, MP sent ScienceGrrl a copy of the BBC Top Gear magazine article “So you want to work in F1?” – it was addressed to ‘schoolboys’. Worse, the associated graphic depicts an all-male F1 team – well, except for the female hospitality and media staff in short skirts. “Not helpful” he said, and we(…)

Setting up ScienceGrrl’s shop

Setting up ScienceGrrl’s shop

I’m Liz, I’m a Clinical Technologist at The Christie Hospital in Manchester by day and the Merchandiser for ScienceGrrl by night (also weekends). I have a BSc (Hons) in Physics with Medical Applications from The University of Liverpool and have been working as a technologist for almost a year. I love it, as proven by(…)