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ScienceGrrl is a grassroots organisation celebrating and supporting women in science. Its aim is to provide a voice for women in science nationally and tackle the under-representation of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Science GrrlIn line with ScienceGrrl’s national efforts, local chapters have been put together across the country, including Oxford. The Oxford ScienceGrrl Chapter aims to bring science to the next generation at a local level by engaging with the community through both independent action and partnerships with existing STEM programmes. The local chapter are continuing to develop a network of individuals in Oxfordshire who can educate and encourage young people to pursue careers in STEM, whilst at the same time taking steps to improve gender equality in the STEM industry.

Members of the group, Drs Rachna Begh, Beth Shinkins and Nicola Lindson-Hawley from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences recently helped fellow ScienceGrrls run a successful stall at the Oxford Science Festival on March 7th to showcase their careers and promote science to the public. The group are welcoming scientists to join in with future events, projects and meet-ups.

Dr Nicola Lindson-Hawley said: “Getting involved with ScienceGrrl gives us the opportunity to inspire the next generation of scientists with our research, demonstrating  that science really is for everyone. We’re a new group, and we’ve got some great plans so we welcome scientists and engineers from across Oxford to join our Chapter.”

For more information about Science Grrl and on how to get involved in the oxford chapter, please visit Science Grrl website.

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