At STFC's Daresbury Laboratory, the Campus Technology Hub (CTH) is a new and exciting workspace. It is designed to fulfil a unique role for entrepreneurs and small companies; a place where they can come together with people from STFC, and our partners from industry and academia to turn their ideas into reality.
Women in STEM are making history. Let’s meet some of the personalities behind the science.
Amongst the greatest palaeontologists of her time, Mary Anning began her career selling fossils that she found on the Lyme Regis coast.
Hedy Lamarr led an extraordinary life. Born Hedwig Kiesler, Lamarr grew up in Austria in the depths of World War 1. After a brief stint as a German film star, she married an Austrian arms manufacturer and dealer: one of the country’s richest men.
Chien-Shiung Wu was born in Eastern China in 1912, at a time when girls were not expected to attend school. But Wu’s parents firmly believed in rights for women, and so they started their own girls’ school with their daughter as a pupil.
Jemison was born in Alabama in 1956; 36 years later she would become the first woman of colour in space.
From the discovery of dark matter to the advent of HIV medication, women in STEM have changed the world. And they have often done so in the face of considerable obstacles and opposition.
Daughter to the poet, Lord Byron, Ada Lovelace was born into aristocracy. Her mother feared Ada might become like her tempestuous and volatile father. And so she provided the child with a comprehensive science education in a bid to foster her sense of logic and reason.
It's National Apprentice week: 6th - 10th March. Here at STFC we're very proud of our Apprentice Training Scheme, and across our sites we are currently running recruitment campaigns.
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