to ScienceGrrl Director, Dr Heather Williams… MBE!

Montage of photos of Heather Williams

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Through Both Eyes: the case for a Gender lens in STEM

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“ScienceGrrl is just what I need”

Over the last few weeks ScienceGrrl has been fortunate to get a few e-mails from young women who have found out about us and are encouraged in their love of science by what we are doing and how we are doing it. This, in turn, encourages us a great deal – we are getting something(…)

Opening the gate to the road less taken

I may be slightly biassed, being married to a teacher, but I think they get a pretty rough time of it. Most teachers work hard during term-time (and a fair bit of their ‘holidays’ too), often doing a demanding job under less than optimal conditions. And when anything goes wrong in society, you can bet(…)



Barely three months after the idea was conceived, the calendar is a physical entity. And to launch it, a group of glammed up calendar stars, press types and various others convened on Thursday 18th October at the Smith Centre, part of the Science Museum. My day started when I met ScienceGrrl director Heather Williams and(…)

Calendar13 August – Lucy, Sheila, Helen and Daniel

Calendar13 August – Lucy, Sheila, Helen and Daniel

This is the August page of ScienceGrrl’s 2013 calendar. It stars: Lucy Olukogbon is a physiology undergraduate at Cardiff University. She works closely with schools, Sixth Forms and colleges to bring creative and interactive science education to the classroom. She loves engaging with students who may have previously written off science, and in her spare(…)

Calendar13 June – Suze

Calendar13 June – Suze

This is the June page from ScienceGrrl’s 2013 calendar.  It stars: Sujata Kundu, PhD, completed her doctorate in materials chemistry at UCL during production of this calendar in 2012. For her thesis, she designed materials capable of capturing energy from the sun and then using that energy to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. This(…)