Thanks to everyone who took part in the 2017 Women in Science Festival, which ran from 4-10 March 2017. Two exhibitions from the programme, HerStory of Science and Signal/Noise : Imaging/Drawing at the School of Life Sciences are open to visitors. More information on each is listed below.

The Women in Science Festival is the World's only festival dedicated to celebrating women in science, technology, engineering & maths. The festival aims to promote careers in science to everyone, especially women and girls, it supports professional women to develop their careers and showcases the talented and exciting research taking place across Scotland.

In 2017, we invited you to discover the trailblazing women, past and present, who have made history with their pioneering work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

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Open until September 2017. Accessible at all times
Outside the School of Life Sciences at the very top of Old Hawkhill, University of Dundee, DD1 5EH
Free, Non-bookable

As part of the celebration of the University's 50th anniversary and the Women in Science Festival, this display considers the early history of women's contributions to science from a local perspective. 10 women from across the scientific disciplines - medicine, astronomy, engineering, zoology, botany, chemistry, geology and physics - are featured with brief stories of their achievements. It took 59 years from the University's inception in 1881 to appoint the first women professor in Scotland; today the university has 46 female professors. "Pleasing progress, but more needed," might say the report card!

With the support of Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund, MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit, Athena SWAN at the School of Life Sciences, LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery and the University of Dundee Archive Services.

The Women in Science Festival is brought to you by the University of Dundee and is supported by Wellcome through Institutional Strategic Support Funding.




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