Trinity College launches annual women in STEMM event

PUBLISHED: 12:55 30 August 2016 | UPDATED: 22:21 13 October 2016

Three young women in a chemistry lab. Picture by Susan Chiang.

Three young women in a chemistry lab. Picture by Susan Chiang.

Susan Chiang

It aims to meet future demand for a three day course.

The course aims to get more young women considering careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine.

It’s led by Professor Valerie Gibson, Fellow of The University of Cambridge’s Trinity College, and will provide an insight into studying one of the STEMM subjects at university, as well as what careers it could lead to.

Professor Valerie Gibson, head of the High Energy Physics Research Group at Cavendish Laboratory, said: “We have to expose girls early (years seven to eight) to the excitement of science and the career possibilities.

“We could also provide potential students with help and material that will prepare them for the transition between school and university, for example the Isaac Physics project.

“Cambridge is a fantastic place to study the STEMM subjects, especially with the range of subjects available in Natural Science and Engineering. However, we need to do more to attract the brightest women who, given the opportunity, could ultimately have the most rewarding career in science.”

Another event aimed specifically at 11 to 13-year-old girls is to be launched in 2017.

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