The Perse School

Students attend ‘Women in Science’ symposium

1 Oct 2014

On Friday 26 September four Upper Sixth biologists attended the Women in Science Symposium at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge.

They attended a range of sessions relating to the importance of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), looking at female participation in STEM in schools, the undergraduate experience of women in STEM and the value of STEM in the labour market.

These fascinating sessions gave students the opportunity to discuss the experiences of women in science with current undergraduates and lecturers from across the country, as well as leading professionals from the world of science. Keynote speakers at the event included Professor Dame Athene Donald (Professor of Experimental Physics, University of Cambridge), Professor Dame Julia King (Vice-Chancellor, Aston University) and Dr Angela Stymington (Production Chemist, BP).

The students who attended the sessions described the day as ‘inspirational’.

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