2011 WISE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

  The winners of the 2011 WISE Awards were announced at a prestigious ceremony on Wednesday 19 October at London’s Institute of Engineering and Technology, with Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.   The Women into Science, Engineering and Construction (WISE) Awards, in association with EADS, the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, celebrate those […]

Gender Equality and Development

  The World Bank’s annual report World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development published on  September 19th  surprises by its findings, particularly when reporting  4 million excess of female deaths worldwide: “4 million girls and women are missing in developing countries as compared with their counterparts in developed countries” said Robert Zoellick, President of […]

In2scienceUK

In2scienceUK offers underprivileged students currently completing Science AS levels in deprived schools the opportunity to work alongside practising scientists for a 1-2 week period, giving students an insight into scientific research and development. Why is this important? Intelligent pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and traditionally low achieving schools face major obstacles resulting in few pupils obtaining […]

BBC report suggest that subtle messages in the media put women off Science

A BBC report from Hannah Richardson, suggests that women are being put off working in and studying science by “subtle” messages in the media and society

“UKRC research suggests women scientists are stereotyped. They are portrayed as either frumpy, glasses-wearing cartoon geeks or uber-sexy, Bond-film glamour pusses – who shake their hair out of their specs once they have split the atom.”

Even if women are determined to find their place at an academic institution, problems can arise if they decide to have children. (more…)