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WEST 'Yes We Can' kids' activity book launch
The launch will take place on Saturday 18 October, 10am until 12 noon, at Sheffield Winter Garden. Come along if you have kids - everything is free, including copies of the book!
Added on 29/09/2014

Talent 2030 Competition
For the second year the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) is running the Talent 2030 National Engineering Competition for Girls. The competition is free to enter and, for the chance to win £1000, invites girls aged 11-18 to submit their ideas for 'How can engineers solve the challenges of the 21st century?
Added on 29/09/2014

STEM taster courses at UK universities
Find out more about Inspire for Y11 girls and Headstart for Y12 students
Added on 12/09/2014

Naturejobs Career Expo 2014
Nature, the international weekly journal, are running a free science-focused career event in London, September 19th. The event is targeted towards young researchers and postgraduate students only and will focus on career opportunities in institutions from academia and industry and offer free conferences as workshops, as well as free CV-Checking.
Added on 03/09/2014

Lego's new 'Research Institute' figures sell out
Female scientist mini-figures prove popular
Added on 07/08/2014

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WiSET team celebrate the first NWED at SHU


The first ever National Women in Engineering Day was held in June and 40 girls from local schools took part in Tour de France-themed activities at Sheffield Hallam University

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Athene Donald Professor Athene Donald DBE FRS

Professor Athene Donald DBE FRS is an eminent physicist, notable for her distinguished scholarship and outstanding contributions to the status of women in science.

 As Professor of Experimental Physics at... [read more]

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