The Royal Society of Chemistry celebrates diversity in science. Therefor they are looking for outstanding chemical scientists who have helped to shape chemistry and can be identified as role models for future generations of scientists.
Find more about criteria and how to nominate at http://www.rsc.org/diversity/175-faces/.
The book Mom the Chemistry Professor: Personal Accounts and Advice from Chemistry Professors who are Mothers edited by Renee Cole et al. is available online now at
Today is International Women’s Day. On this occasion Newcastle’s Discovery Museum opens an exhibition with the title Trailblazers – a celebration of remarkable women in science. The Guardian reports about the opening and some women, “who have made a significant contribution to the science, technology and mathematics (STEM) industries”.
Find more portraits of successful women in science in our library:
|Apotheker, Jan [Ed.]
||European women in chemistry
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|Byers, Nina [Ed.]
||Out of the shadows : contributions of
twentieth-century women to physics
||70 K 136
|Hinkle, Amber S. [Ed.]
||Successful women in chemistry
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Minerva-FemmeNet and „WiBB – Wissenschaftlerinnen in Berlin und Brandenburg“ invite you to a panel talk about scientific careers. Among the panelists are Martin Wolf and Lorraine Daston.
What comes after the PhD? Is it possible to plan a career “in academia”?
Monday, October 29, 2012 – 5pm
Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Lentzeallee 94, 14195 Berlin
This is the title of an article published in Physics Today (February 2012) by Rachel Ivie and Casey Langer Tesfaye (Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics).
“A newly completed survey of 15 000 physicists worldwide reveals that women physicists still do not have equal access to the career-advancing resources and opportunities enjoyed by their male colleagues.”
The paper is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1439 [only for subscribers].