Eleanor, who was part of the team responsible for compiling the successful submission, was presented with the award by Professor Dame Julia Higgins, Emeritus Professor of Polymer Science in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London.
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.
Despite recent progress, women in academic science still lag behind men in advancement, salary, and other indications of achievement. Why is that? asks Professor Marlene Zuk, University of Minnesota.Date: Wednesday 4th December, 2013Time: 1pmVenue: Zoology Department, Main Lecture TheatreAll welcome. … 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
Take a fresh look at your career with a series of four lunchtime workshops run by the Clinical School in association with the Cambridge Association for Women in Science and Engineering (CamAWiSE) This 4-part career-focused series, aimed at early/mid-career researchers, is designed to build confidence, self-awareness and show you valuable strategies for presenting and marketing yourself. You’ll … Read More
10th December 2013: Winter Networking with Adelina Chalmers, CEO & Founder of Presenting Good Practice. Adelina is a verbal communications expert who will help you make the most of this and future networking opportunities Venue:Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge Time: 8pm - 10pm Cost: £6.50 (members), £12.00 (non-members) Click here to book. 23rd January 2014: Gillian Griffiths, Professor … 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
The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition is the highlight of the Royal Society calendar and is one of the most prestigious celebrations of research in the UK, presenting to the public the very best of UK science and technology. The Exhibition takes place during June and July 2014 in Carlton House Terrace, London. Two-dozen exhibits are selected from over a hundred applications submitted each … Read More
Nominations have now closed for the FEBS/EMBO Women in Science Award - a joint initiative between the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) and the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO). Launched in 2007, the aim of the award is to highlight the major contributions made by female scientists to life sciences research and inspire future generations of women in … Read More