British girls lag behind in science table: Gender divide among the biggest in the world as boys outperform by 13%. A report, due to be published by the OECD , ranks Britain in the bottom five for gender equality in science, just above Colombia and alongside Costa Rica
See here for Daily Mail report
Another great day is anticipated with a full schedule of workshops , see here .
The website is called The Scientific 23 because each interviewee was asked 23 questions: web link: here. However here ere are some interesting facts about the number 23:
We’re not saying that there’s anything special about the number 23, but it’s certainly an interesting number!
This article reiterates what Skirting Science aims to redress.
If you would like to find out more about this initiative for girls who code see here. This is for US residents and not for UK girls but I’ve posted this to show you all how much interest there is in promoting this opportunity and the career openings in the USA! The Women in STEM forum in London later this month highlights the need for girls not to ignore careers in science with a debate on how to promote science careers to girls- see forum details. Maybe a representative from Skirting Science should attend?
If you’d like to find out about more about debates to be held in Bristol as the Green Capital of Europe 2015 see here.
The Royal Institution has kept the tradition of this series of lectures aimed at the up and coming generation of scientists since inaugurated by Michael Faraday in 1825. Either tune into BBC 4 or go to their web site to see for yourself, click here.