Oxford Earth Scientists celebrate International Day of Women & Girls in Science

Oxford Earth Scientists celebrate International Day of Women & Girls in Science

Earth Sciences Professor Tamsin Mather has launched a new project to celebrate the 2020 International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

The project called Your Science Out There showcases three dynamic young female Oxford Earth Scientists pushing the boundaries of our knowledge about our planet and beyond.

The project, funded by the Royal Society, is a collaboration between Tamsin, the Oxford Sparks online outreach portal and three of our female PhD students (Anna Brookfield, Ricky Sengupta and Lucy Kissick), to develop a series of videos and teaching resources.

‘Our aim is to share our excitement about researching planetary-scale processes and to show students that the concepts that they are learning at school (or beyond!) are used daily by scientists at the knowledge frontier’ says Prof. Mather. ‘The classroom resources have been developed in collaboration with education specialists and link these topics into key areas of the Chemistry and Physics schools curriculum. We hope that this will arm teachers with exciting material opening new horizons in student perception of where science can take you.’

To celebrate the launch, the team will be holding a FACEBOOK LIVE Q&A on the day itself, 11th February at 3.15pm.

To find out more, you can visit: https://www.oxfordsparks.ox.ac.uk/scienceoutthere

FBlive: https://www.facebook.com/OxSparks/

Behind the scenes: Filming in the labs for Your Science Out There