Ada Lovelace Day 2015: Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock on the challenge of women in science

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock

We’re marking Ada Lovelace Day 2015 next Tuesday 13th October at Edinburgh Napier University by hosting a public lecture by Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE (BBC Sky at Night presenter) on the challenge of women in science.

Although science and technology play a critical role in our lives, a significant proportion of the population is under-represented in this workforce. Maggie will address the question of why so few girls take up careers in science technology engineering and maths (STEM). She will explain why we need more women in these areas, outlining a three-pronged approach to ensure that all are encouraged to study the STEM subjects.

I very much enjoyed hearing Maggie speak in Glasgow last year. I am sure that this will be an interesting, entertaining, and inspirational lecture on the day that we celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths.

The lecture is free, open to the public, and followed by a drinks reception, so if this topic interests you, and you are within striking distance of Edinburgh, do please sign up by email and come along on the evening.

Tuesday 13th October 2015
18:00-19:00 lecture, with drinks reception from 19:00
Edinburgh Napier University Craiglockhart campus

To register please send an email to: lectures@napier.ac.uk.

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