The grassroots public outreach programme Soapbox Science is returning to Edinburgh this summer. This free public event, which takes place on the Mound on July 22nd 2017, is one of several throughout the UK designed to promote the visibility of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). It is sponsored by Edinburgh Napier University.
If you are female STEM researcher based in Scotland and keen to share your science with the people of Edinburgh on July 22nd, please complete
the application form by next Friday 24th February.
For further information please see the
Soapbox Science web site or contact the Soapbox Science Edinburgh team by email at SoapboxScienceEdinburgh@gmail.com.
The theme of Edinburgh Napier University’s
2017 Teaching Fellows Conference, ( #TFConf17) is innovations in teaching and supporting student learning. I am participating in the event today as the opening keynote speaker. My presentation slides entitled Inclusivity in the delivery of teaching: from agendas to actions are available on SlideShare and below. Continue reading
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Edinburgh Napier University is currently running an Inclusivity Week. Those of us involved in gender equality initiatives at the University through our Athena SWAN work are contributing to the week’s events. Continue reading
Today is Ada Lovelace Day, a worldwide celebration of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. Across Edinburgh there are a number of events to mark the day.
Edinburgh Napier University is hosting a public lecture this evening at its Craiglockhart Campus. The speaker is Professor Caroline Wilkinson, Director of the Face Lab at Liverpool John Moores University. Caroline will discuss her varied career and how it has combined science with a number of disciplines including art, forensics, computing and anatomy. She will also make the case for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM). This event is chaired by Dr Sandra Cairncross, Assistant Principal at Edinburgh Napier University and Chair of Equate Scotland. I will be giving the vote of thanks and chairing the Q&A session following Caroline’s talk. Continue reading
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As part of the celebrations of Ada Lovelace Day on Tuesday 11th October 2016 the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University is offering the opportunity for school girls in S1-S3 to come to the Craiglockhart campus after school to take part in computing workshops. They are also invited to stay on afterwards for the University’s annual Ada Lovelace day lecture. Participation at both events is free of charge. Continue reading
On the evening of
Ada Lovelace Day this year – Tuesday 11th October 2016 – Edinburgh Napier University, with Equate Scotland, is hosting a public lecture by Professor Caroline Wilkinson, Director of the Face Lab at Liverpool John Moores University. Caroline will be speaking about her varied career and how it has combined science with a number of disciplines including art, forensics, computing and anatomy. She will also make the case for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM). Continue reading
The stage at the Usher Hall
I had the honour this week of delivering the
laureation address at the Edinburgh Napier University graduation ceremony on Tuesday 5th July. The laureate was Professor Lesley Yellowlees. Lesley is Vice Principal and Head of the College of Science and Engineering, and Professor of Inorganic ElectroChemistry, at the University of Edinburgh. She has been awarded an honorary doctorate in recognition of her major contribution to Chemistry, and her pioneering work to promote the careers of women in science.
The University Chancellor
Dr David Eustace conferred Lesley’s award at the Usher Hall at the start of the graduation ceremony for students from the School of Life, Sport and Social Science, and the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care on Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading
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