STEM

Redrawing The Balance 2017

What movies are your kids or nieces watching right now? Are they watching Angela the Astronaut, Carla the Coder, Sally the Scientist or Cathy the Carpenter? Although I’d love these to be actual movie characters, they are in fact characters created for the 2017 #RedrawTheBalance campaign by four fabulous female illustrators from around the globe, namely Lizzie Campbell …

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Claudine Hauri, a UAF research assistant professor, and the Girls on Ice team climb during a trip to Gulkana Glacier in 2016. [University of Alaska Fairbanks - UAF]

Apply Now For A Place On Free Girls On Ice Programme

Looking for a STEM adventure? Aged 16 to 17 and love exploring mountain glaciers and alpine landscapes? Then this programme may be for you! “Girls on Ice, a free wilderness education program, is accepting applications now through 31st January. Each year, three teams of nine teenage girls and three instructors spend 12 days exploring and learning about …

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Rocket Women Featured By Ladies Learning Code

We’re happy to announce that Rocket Women has recently been featured by the fantastic Ladies Learning Code, discussing The Power of Confidence! “At Ladies Learning Code, we’re committed to closing the gender gap in technology by teaching women through beginner friendly programs that provide practical tech skills and arguably something even more important — confidence. Whether it’s building …

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Two New Scholarships Available For Women In STEM

Do you want to be the next Helen Sharman, Kate Rubins or Sally Ride? Then here are two new scholarships available you should consider! Brooke Owens Fellowship Program The Brooke Owens Fellowship Program was created to honour “the legacy of a beloved space industry pioneer and accomplished pilot, Dawn Brooke Owens (1980 – 2016), the Brooke Owens Fellowship Program is …

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Anima suited up wearing a Final Frontier Design Spacesuit for a suborbital flight on the XCOR LYNX spacecraft simulator

Meet A Rocket Woman: Anima Patil-Sabale, NASA

Anima Patil-Sabale is on a mission to be an astronaut. She is based at NASA’s Johnson Space Center where she manages the Orion Spacecraft Simulations Lab. Prior to this, she worked on NASA’s Kepler Mission and in NASA’s Intelligent Systems Division and has 14 years of experience in the software industry. Anima was selected as Commander for …

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Interested In The Science of Movies? Apply for Marvel’s New Challenge!

Marvel Studios are offering an exclusive internship for one talented budding female scientist! Along with the release of Captain America: Civil War, Marvel’s “Girls Reforming the Future Challenge” is aimed at female applicants who are interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics) and share the same goals as the Avengers team onscreen. Namely, “The commitment to safeguard humanity, …

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Britain's first astronaut, Helen Sharman, with High Tunstall College of Science students in Hartlepool, UK, launching its STEM initiative. [Copyright: Hartlepool Mail]

Inspiring The Next Generation During British Science Week

This one’s for the Brits. British Science Week (11-20th March) is being celebrated around the UK this week, organised by the British Science Association. Fortunately, I’m in the UK at the moment and excited to be attending events, especially those focused on space. One popular event in particular, out of the thousands planned, is the …

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Photo of girls in the Alaska program from a trek [Image Copyright: University of Alaska Fairbanks - UAF]

3 Days Until Glaciology Programme Grant Application Ends

Looking for a STEM adventure? Aged 16-18 and love exploring mountain glaciers and alpine landscapes? Then this programme may be for you! “Girls on Ice, a free wilderness education program, is accepting applications now through Jan. 29. Each year, two teams of nine teenage girls and three instructors spend 12 days exploring and learning about mountain glaciers …

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