Good news for everyone who has attended Skirting Science: the more employer contacts you recall having whilst at school, the more you’re likely to earn when in full-time employment as young adults! In March, the internationally-influential peer-reviewed Journal of Education and Work published Taskforce research team findings that illustrated the connection between school-arranged employer contacts (such as work experience, careers talks, workplace visits) and later wage premiums of up to 18%.
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Friday 13th is unlucky for some, but last week schoolgirls participating in “Skirting Science” (an event to encourage girls to study science) made science history during an exciting interactive workshop run by researchers from Cardiff University.
The research group, headed by Dr Marc Pearton, has been developing a method for delivering pain free vaccination with needles that are so small they can only be seen with a microscope. The school girls succeeded in producing the micro-needles using the new techniques developed at the University of Cardiff. Dr Pearton said “This is the first time, anywhere in the world, that these micro-needles have been manufactured outside of a research lab!”
Skirting Science is spreading! The Solihull branch of Soroptimist International, Light Hall School and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council put on a Skriting Science event today. Over 150 girls from ten schools took part in a wide range of interactive workshops. It was a great event: well done to everyone involved!
Skirting Science 2012 will be taking place at Hans Price Academy in Weston-Super-Mare on Friday 13 July. Vist the Latest news page to find out more.
Skirting Science has beaten thousands of other global projects to win international recognition from the Soroptimist International organisation; which supports and promotes women’s achievements in 124 countries and has over 90,000 members.
SI recognised four years of work and energy behind Skirting Science by awarding the project its highest possible accolade, the overall International Best Practice Award, beating over four and half thousand other projects from around the world!
Read this press release for more information: International Recognition for Skirting Science