Most people agree that science festivals are a great way to disseminate information on ideas, cool experiments and work going on at local universities. But for people living in rural communities it can be much harder to meet active scientists. That’s why when ScienceGrrl Glasgow were asked to participate in Bang Goes the Borders on… Read More #UnsungHeroines at Bang Goes the Borders!
Present: Isabel, JC, Stanley and Joanne. We are back from our summer holiday and ready to plan our next activities! Here is what was discussed: 1, Bang Goes the Borders. BGTB is in Melrose this Saturday and Isabel, JC and Stanley will be going to represent SG Glasgow. We will bring postcards of our… Read More Meet up 20/09/2017
Present: Crystal, Andrew, Claire, Rhona, Sara, Isabel, Stanley, JC and Joanne 1, We have been asked to put on an event at Bang Goes the Borders on the 23rd of September in Melrose: https://www.facebook.com/BangGoesTheBorders/. Glasgow University’s WCMP is interested in teaming up for a parasitology themed #UnsungHeroines and we will try to get the virologists… Read More Meet Up 29/06/2017
Present: Crystal, Joanne, Stanley, Isabel, Rhona. Apologies from Sara We have a lot on this month, but nothing planned for July or August so it’ll be a big push before having the summer off! 1, Street party in Govan! We have been invited to put up a stand at a street party in Govan for… Read More Meeting 18/05/2017
Equate Scotland are experts in gender equality across science, engineering, technology and the built environment. They work with employers, students and women to improve the recruitment, retention and progression of women ensuring fair access to opportunities. On Wednesday, Equate Scotland ran a conference on Women into STEM: How to Take Action and I went along to… Read More Equate Scotland Women into STEM
On Sunday over 600 cities around planet Earth hosted March For Science events. Hundreds of thousands of scientists and science fans were represented on every continent bar Antarctica and ScienceGrrl Glasgow joined the mass celebration of science in sunny Edinburgh. The march was officially non-partisan and in Edinburgh had the support of all the major political… Read More ScienceGrrl Glasgow at the March for Science
CCA, 6pm. Present: Isabel, JC, Stanley, Sara, Joanne, Crystal, Rhona 1, Unsung Heroines – most of the SGs have come up trumps and have written their biographies of their chosen heroine. Rhona has also been working hard on the postcard design and we have secured funding from a Wellcome Trust ISSF fund for the printing… Read More March Meeting part 2
This week SG Glasgow celebrated Scotland’s baird with a Burns Bingo session at Cumbrae House. We wanted to have an opportunity to talk to the residents about what opportunities they had to be scientists when they were growing up and to get an idea of what they knew about female scientists – but first we… Read More Burns Bingo at Cumbrae House
Farewell Tracey, hello Isabel Following the sad departure of Chapter Lead Tracey Howe in September ScienceGrrl Glasgow has been in search of a new leader. The November meet up saw lively discussions about the future direction of SG Glasgow and a new team of volunteers elected. I was elected as Chapter lead and I immediately… Read More ScienceGrrl Glasgow under new leadership!
As part of the Meet the Expert series, Isabel Vincent and JC Le Bayon set up a malaria diagnostics lab in the foyer of Glasgow Science Centre on Sunday April the 17th. People visiting the Science Centre were asked to help diagnose a suspected case of malaria in a fictional young boy in a Cambodian… Read More 17/04/2016 Diagnosing malaria at Glasgow Science Centre