I was recently reading a report about girls in science, published by ScienceGrrl as part of our work developing immersive science games for young people, we want to make sure that the tools are gender neutral and the report spells it out nicely, talking about looking t a situation through different lenses, the users of our tools will be asking “will someone like me do something like that” and often when it comes to science girls say “sure, I’ll do it, but I won’t enjoy it”. I personally don’t care whether an individual girl decides to work in science or not […]

Can you be a feminine scientist? Or a science-y female?

I have recently started working on a project which is ideal for me, it is called danceroom Spectroscopy (dS) and it ticks a lot of Becky boxes! I would describe dS as a system that visualises the nano-world and enables human “energy fields” to interact with it.  The visualisations come from up-to-date chemical physics models that scientists use to describe what happens in the world of atoms, molecules and other tiny invisible particles. Quantum physics has always been one of my favourite parts of science as it is a bit of a fantasy world that doesn’t necessary behave in an obvious […]

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