International day of women and girls in science - 11th February

This collection of resources have been collated to support the United Nations International day of women and girls in science which recognises the critical role women play in science and technology, and promotes full and equal access and participation in STEM subjects for women and girls.

The first items in the collection give case studies of women who have been successful in the world of science, technology and engineering. The 'Inspiring Scientists' from the Royal Society and the 'Born to engineer' and 'Women in space' collections include some excellent female role models to highlight the many career opportunities available. The second part of the collection includes ideas on how to challenge gender stereotyping in the classroom.



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Inspiring Scientists is a series of resources to help develop students’ understanding and awareness of science and the diversity of scientists. The resources showcase the life stories of British scientists with minority ethnic heritage and covers issues such as being a minority in science, influences in their...

Born to Engineer

In response to the shortage of trained engineers, the ERA Foundation launched Born to Engineer, a campaign to inspire young people to become the engineers of the future. At the heart of the campaign is a series of high quality short films, each featuring an engineer with an inspiring story. The Born to Engineer...

Women in space

This collection features some excellent female role models to highlight the many career opportunities available, working within the space industry. They include:

  • Suzie Imber - Associate Professor of Space Physics
  • Abbie Hutty - ExoMars Delivery Manager
  • Maggie Aderin-Pocock - Space...

Yes We Can!

This activity book aims to show young children some of the jobs in engineering, science, technology and construction that anyone can do. It contains various short activities including colouring, matching, spot the difference based around various jobs and a story featuring Ruby the Roofer. The characters in this...


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