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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.

Interview with Carla Brown — creator of Bacteria Combat game

Bacteria Combat Lite is the first in a series of science games which will educate on bacteria and antibiotic resistance. This amazing science game was designed by real scientists working with real bacteria!

50 survival tips for students

Through Quora, a list from 2006 resurfaced in which Ben Jones of MIT summarized 50 things which he considered important for anyone facing a college experience.
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Combining science promotion & data collection

Each year, the Swedish organisation VA organises a public mass experiment—an activity that combines science promotion among school children with data collection. Hence, last fall 10 000 Swedish pupils documented the changes to the autum leaves of trees all over Sweden.