Are you a female scientist? Would you like to help boost the profile of women in science and challenge the public’s perception of who scientists are? If so, why not apply to be a Soapbox Scientist?
You’ll have the chance to engage first-hand with the public about your research, boost your science ‘impact’, enjoy media and scientific coverage and make a real difference to the profile of women in science.
Apply to www.soapboxscience.org by 28th February, 2014.
The Athena SWAN awards recognise and celebrate good practice in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in SET within Higher Education. Athena SWAN awards are available at University and Departmental levels. Cambridge University holds a Bronze award; and the School of Clinical Medicine was awarded Silver in the April 2013 submission round.
The L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women In Science were launched in 2007 and provide flexible and practical help to female post-doctoral researchers. The winners may choose to spend their fellowship grants in any way that is helpful to them in furthering their research, from buying lab equipment, to hiring an assistant or paying for childcare costs. Four outstanding female … Read More
Thursday 13 February 2014, 2.00pm - 5.00pm, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, 5 Anyone thinking of applying for Group Leader or Lectureship positions in the future will be interested in this workshop organised by the Careers Service. During this 3 hour session you’ll get to modify your current CV and get feedback from your fellow postdocs. You’ll look at what universities expect of group leaders and … Read More
A group of business leaders is calling on 100,000 women (and 1,000 men!) to share their work experiences and life goals in an online survey in an attempt to unravel the problem of why women see their careers stall in their 30s. The background to the survey can be found here. Click here to link to the survey, which is run by Opportunity Now, the gender equality campaign from Business in the … Read More
15th March 2014: AWiSE at the Cambridge Science Festival 1st April 2014: Networking event (to include a short AGM) 23rd June 2014: Inventions with Tim Minshall and Laura James 8pm-10pm, Makespace, Cambridge 8th July 2014: Summer Networking 8pm-10pm, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge For more information, visit Cambridge AWiSE … Read More
An openly accessible STEM careers resources database, brought together by the National STEM Centre, collating several existing catalogues of STEM careers materials. Visit their website; select 'STEM' on the top level navigation then choose 'STEM Careers Database' from the left-hand list. … Read More
Commissioned by the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin award, "A Chemical Imbalance" is a short film, a book, and ultimately a call for action, highlighting some of the obstacles still faced by women in STEM and academia. With enough exposure the hope is that "A Chemical Imbalance" can make a positive contribution to the way people consider gender, feminism and the challenges we all share in … Read More