“If we want to achieve trail blazing science, we need the best brains in the world to work on scientific problems. Lack of diversity in academia is leading us to miss out on exceptional talent that could accelerate scientific discovery.”
— Professor Essi Viding

 

The Rosalind Franklin STEM Ambassadors is… 

Professor Essi Viding’s Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award project to raise the profile of women in (STEM). Twenty year 11 girls with promising futures from backgrounds currently underrepresented in STEM careers attended a two-day workshop at University College London (UCL) in September 2018. Digital content created during the workshop forms the basis of the web resource. 

Through a series of video stories told by relatable female role models and teacher-created lesson plans, students will discover how the STEM subjects they learn in school can lead to exciting careers. Although designed especially for female GCSE-aged students, these resources are available to all learners, completely free of charge, and can be downloaded from this website. Resources will be available from 23 January 2019.

 

Here's our team: 

 

The 2017 Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award Recipient and Project Lead — Essi Viding

Project Coordinator and Web Resource Designer — Liz Lee 

Event Coordinator and Project SupportRuth Roberts 

 Videographer — Jake Fairnie

Social Media Manager — Annie Gaule

Press:

Read about The Rosalind Franklin STEM Ambassadors Workshop in UCL News here.