Inspiration

Stargazing Lottie Doll Designed By 6-Year-Old Girl Arrives At Space Station

UPDATE: Here’s a new photo of the Stargazer Lottie doll on the ISS: Tim Peake, the first British European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut arrived at the ISS on Tuesday 15th December, but he’s also in charge of precious cargo designed by a talented 6-Year-Old space-loving Canadian girl called Abigail. A Stargazer Lottie doll. The doll …

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Why The UK Needed A High Profile British Astronaut

As a child I was an avid reader and read every space book I could get my hands on. At the age of 6, I remember reading that Helen Sharman was the UK’s first astronaut and had travelled to space a mere 2 years before, in 1991. That moment changed my life. Rather than astronauts being primarily American NASA Shuttle crew that …

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New Scholarships For Women In STEM

If you or someone you know are looking to study an undergraduate degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) then there are 2 scholarships that you should consider! Cards Against Humanity – Science Ambassador Scholarship The popular card game Cards Against Humanity are funding a full tuition scholarship for a woman seeking an undergraduate degree in …

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The Martian’s Jessica Chastain Discusses Lack Of Women In Space

At the recent Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) premiere of the highly anticipated movie The Martian, actress Jessica Chastain, who plays Captain Melissa Lewis, the Mars mission commander, took time to highlight the lack of women in space. “Around 10% of astronauts are women, which seems low to me. In our film, out of a …

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It Was Never A Dress

  Is it a dress or is it really a cape? A fantastic new campaign by Axosoft, an agile project management company, with the tagline #ItWasNeverADress aims to “shift perceptions and assumptions about women,” according to their website. Launched at Girls In Tech’s Catalyst conference, the campaign will bring together stories and images from around the …

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I Can Be An Astronaut Too

“I can be an astronaut too” by Priyanka Chatterjee “Careers in the sciences, such as space exploration and astrophysics, are male-dominated. There have been many scientific advances made by women in the past – however, young girls may not realize that they can want to be astronauts too. I wanted to inspire girls everywhere to pursue …

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Girls Do Science Too

  “I just think that inventing is for boys because they have Albert Einstein — he invented, he was a guy — and Benjamin Franklin also.” A powerful new video “Girls Do Science” by Microsoft’s DigiGirlz campaign aspires to show why girls are lacking in STEM fields. DigiGirlz gives high school girls the opportunity to learn about careers …

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Emma Watson Inspires Fan To Become An Engineer

After her rousing speech to launch the #HeForShe campaign at the UN Headquarters and recent Davos press conference highlighting the issue of gender equality, Emma Watson has once again proven extremely worthy of her role as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador. Her fantastic advice below to a young girl who wanted to become an engineer is the kind of …

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Honouring World Prematurity Day

I was born almost 3 months early, weighing 1lb 10oz with a 10% chance of survival without complications. I truly wouldn’t have survived healthy to achieve my dreams without the utmost dedication and care of the doctors and nurses at Kingston Hospital’s neonatal unit in the UK (and my parents). Thousands of children are born …

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