Another successful Women in STEMM Day event
8 December 2017
Over a hundred Year 9 students from ten local schools attended a Women in STEMM day on the 1st December 2017 at Wills Hall.
Over a hundred Year 9 students from ten local schools attended a Women in STEMM day recently, organised jointly by the Widening Participation office and Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity office. The School of Biochemistry focused on “4 Women who helped change the world”: Jane Cooke Wright, Alice Ball, Elizabeth Blackburn and Esther Lederberg. Using outline drawings and a series of fun props, each explaining something about the women or their work, pupils decorated the posters with facts they learned about the women.
Feedback from school staff was resoundingly positive –including how engaging, hands on and “exciting” the event was and how good it was to expose our young people to academia and industry from this age. Sarah-Jane Kinley, from the WP office said; “It was great to see such a diverse range of representatives from across the University and to be able to offer so many engaging talks, demonstrations and workshops to our local young people”.
Special thanks go to Grace Mullally for her artistic skills and Eve Saunders and Jaana Tuominen for their help with the event.
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