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Month: October 2018

Future Engineers Exhibition: Inspiring the Generation of Tomorrow

This week we’re looking at the role modern museum’s play in inspiring the next set of engineers. Museum’s are a fantastic way of reaching young people, especially as approximately 265,000 skilled engineering recruits are needed each year by 2024.¬† Its really important¬†to reach out to girls at an earlier age in order to show them…
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Not by invitation: watching women break into engineering

So far, 2018 has been a year of ups and downs for women in engineering. Donna Strickland became the first woman to win the Nobel prize in physics in over 50 years, but weeks previously was denied a Wikipedia page based on contribution. Dr Hayaatun Sillem became the first woman to take-up the CEO position…
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American National Chemistry Week

We are celebrating American National Chemistry Week! This year’s theme is ‘Chemistry is out of this world’. Chemistry is tied to the science of outer space, the solar system and space travel. In the field of Astrochemistry lots of research and developments are constantly taking place. For example, Scientists are identifying elements in outer space.…
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Celebrating Ada and Women in STEM

Tuesday 10th October was Ada Lovelace Day – an international celebration of all the inspiring women in STEM. This week we are looking at Ada’s wonderful achievements as well as recognising a handful of women who are making huge contributions to the field! Lets start with Ada Lovelace herself. Born, in 1815, she was the…
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Green Mango Peel: Key to Solving Oil Contaminated Soils

One exciting development involves using the peel of green mango fruit to clean up oil sludge! Scientists, from the University of South Australia, have found that nanoparticles synthesised from green mango peels and iron chloride can break down toxins in the oil sludge through chemical oxidation, leaving behind the decontaminated materials . The use of…
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Introducing Beulah Louise Henry

Introducing Beulah Louise Henry This week we are looking at the female inventor Beulah Louise Henry. In 2006, she was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. However, many of us still know little about this exceptional woman who earned 49 patents and made 110 inventions. In the early stages of her career she…
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