Profile: Sciencegrrl

ScienceGrrl is a broad-based, grassroots organisation celebrating and supporting women in science; a network of people who are passionate about passing on our love of science on to the next generation.

They have different location ‘Chapters’ with great information about stuff they have going on in your local area, and loads of fun projects (check out ‘She blinded me with science’ music video project!

This is what they say about how they began;

'How we began

ScienceGrrl began in 2012 in the Twitter storm surrounding the video used to launch the EU’s ‘Science: It’s Girl Thing’ campaign, which unfortunately didn’t actually feature any real science.

We set about countering this imagery by making the ScienceGrrl 2013 calendar, which showcased the work of a diverse mix of female scientists from a wide range of backgrounds, alongside their male colleagues. 1500 of these calendars are now in offices, schools and kitchens all around the world. The images and biographies from the calendar will live on past 2013 thanks to Futuremorph.  See more about the calendar here. Louise Crane (@lulucrumble) was in charge of production. Not only was the result stunning and widely distributed, but the revenue from the calendar was a major source of funding for our first year’s work – thanks Louise!

In the process of making the calendar, we gathered a network of people who shared our belief that science is for everyone, and wanted to work with us in addressing the under-representation of girls and women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).'

You can become a ScienceGrrl! member for £5 per month. 

Posted on Tuesday Apr 5