Every six months the staff and research students from the Social Informatics group at Edinburgh Napier University gather for an ‘All centre’ celebration of their recent achievements. The December 2019 gathering took place on Wednesday 18th December, with 19 participants. The format of the meeting allowed for a maximum 5 minute update from each person. Continue reading
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.
The grassroots public outreach programme Soapbox Science is coming to Edinburgh this summer. This free public event, which takes place on the Mound from noon to 3pm on on July 24th 2016, is one of several throughout the UK designed to promote the visibility of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
My colleague Dr Clare Taylor and I became involved in Soapbox Science last summer. One of its co-founders – Dr Seirian Sumner – was in the audience when we made our presentation about Edinburgh Napier University’s work to support the careers of women in STEM at the June 2015 Athena SWAN awards ceremony. Serian was inspired by our energy and enthusiasm for women in science issues, and particularly interested in Clare’s 2014 Edinburgh Fringe show Women – Science is not for you! After the awards ceremony Serian made contact to invite us to become involved in Soapbox Science, and we agreed to arrange for Edinburgh Napier University to present an event in Edinburgh in 2016. Continue reading