If you love our Inspirational Scientists activity, which is all about women who work in science, technology, engineering, maths and environmental science, then you might be interested in some additional material to help you find out more.
A brilliant website that was developed to highlight the work of women working in archaeology, geology and palaeontology. Delve through the history books and you’d be forgiven that amazing discoveries, like Egyptian archaeology or amazing fossil animals, were only made by men. In truth, there are lots of women in history who have made important contributions to these scientific fields, and there are many more doing important research today.
Trowelblazers shares the stories of these women, their research and the contributions. There are some amazing women with incredible stories!
Every year, female scientists across the country take to soapboxes in city centres, parks and museums to share their work and inspire the next generation. This is Soapbox Science. The events are free, and there are 15 across the UK this summer including Bristol, London, Milton Keynes, Belfast, Hull and Cambridge.
The scientists bring amazing demos, specimens you can handle, interactive activities, and more, and cover all sorts of topics from how galaxies form to how your brain works, and from whether animals have emotions (and how to find out) to how the way you move gives an insight into your personality.
WISE is a campaign to encourage more girls to study and work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects. They’ve got some great resources for schools that can help teachers and youth leaders, and there are also lists of STEM Ambassadors, women who work in STEM subjects who can come and speak to students and youth groups.
Science Grrl is a grass-roots organisation with a focus on supporting and raising the profile of women in STEM. Run by volunteers, it’s members aim to be a voice for women in science, and often take part in events such as Soapbox Science, Guerrilla Science and more.