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Ada Lovelace Day 2015

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, created as an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Two years ago I wrote a blog listing women in science that had inspired me, and invited colleagues to provide their female inspirations from the STEM world. 439 more words

Women In Science

lone girl

No matter whether I am (e.g., at home, in the lab, in my office, in my colleagues’ offices), I am increasingly often the only woman in the room. 643 more words

A Day in the Life of a Postdoc: Anna

Today, 13th August, is Ada Lovelace Day, which celebrates the achievements of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. Ada Lovelace was one of the first women admitted to the Royal Astronomical Society and is regarded by many to have been the… 795 more words


Diversity in Science: The Gender Jungle

As a woman in science, the disadvantages for women in science (and in anything really) are no secret to me. But I’m also a recovering alcoholic lesbian living with a mental illness (how’s that for throwing down identity cards?). 954 more words


A Little Older

Note: I did write this on my birthday. Today, however, isn’t my birthday. Neither is it the first day of my degree course.

On account of today being my twenty-second birthday, and tomorrow being the first day of my undergraduate degree course, I thought I would write about what it means to be an older person in education, and not a fresh-faced eighteen year old straight out of sixth form, college, or high school. 470 more words


Dolls making smart the new Cool?

A few weeks ago now I was approached by a PR company to review a slightly unusual item, and it really set the cogs turning in my mind. 727 more words


A tribute to a great African-American planetary scientist

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Planetary Science