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Talking science from the top of a soap box

How do you transform public spaces into an arena for public learning and scientific debate? Invite top female scientists to talk to people while standing on a soap box in the street!  Soapbox Science is a public outreach platform, which also…

Women of Science engages people about the lives of female scientists.

With Women of Science, PhD student Rhys Archer wants to engage people about the lives of female scientists. Every week, a female scientist will be presented “to show them as relatable people, to give young people some real attainable role…

Girls in STEM: brain, farts, and a female science comedian

The forthcoming science comedy show for girls, Science with Sophie, has a simple message: any girl can find science around her, and be a brave, curious, silly and smart scientist. Crastina’s Julia Turan had a chat with the creator Sophie…

Womengineer – working for gender equality in the engineering profession

Womengineer is Swedish non-profit organization with a very ambitious vision: “… by 2030, we want 50% of all graduated engineers in Sweden to be women”. The core of their networking activities is a website [womengineer.org] which “emphasizes…

Swedish trailblazer project has recruited women to tech university for 30 years

Lund University, Sweden, started a recruiting project in 1984 to attract more women to technical educations. Today, 30 years later, the project Flickor på Teknis (‘Girls in Tech’) is still running and with great success.

Communicating Cannabis science in a women's professional network

Science communication, Cannabis and feminism. These three seemingly unrelated phenomena are joined together by Dr. Daniela Vergara, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Colorado, Boulder and a director of the Agricultural Genomics…

Attracting more women into the Tech industry – a matter of communication and role models? (Kamila Stępniowska, May 2016)

How do we attract more women into the Tech industry? Kamila Stępniowska, co-creator of Geek Girls Carrots and workshop manager of global machine learning at deepsense.io, points out some solutions based on communication and role models.